Unearthing Private Equity

Truffle is one of the first platforms in the UK & Ireland to provide sophisticated smaller investors access to Private Equity funds. Register for Truffle Invest membership today, or contact us as info@truffleinvest.com to find out more.

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Private Equity has Outperformed

Over the long term, Private Equity has consistently outperformed public equity in the US, UK and Europe. Unlike public markets, Private Markets fund investors benefit the so called "illiquidity premium" - a theoretical concept that suggests private investments should outperform liquid investments of similar risk. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.

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Source: BVCA Private and Venture Capital Performance Measurement Survey 2016. Performance data covers the period to 31 December 2016. Private Equity performance represents the Internal Rate of Return ("IRR") and is reported net of fund fees. FTSE All Share performance is the time weighted return and is reported gross of fees.

Not Just Equity

Whilst the most well-known, Private Equity is not the only Private Markets investment strategy. Large institutional investors, such as sovereign wealth funds and corporate pension funds, have been investing in Private Markets for decades, benefiting from the unique risk-return characteristics of each strategy type.

  • Private Equity

    Capital Growth

    Private Equity funds seek to generate capital growth for their investors by buying established busin...

    Private Equity funds seek to generate capital growth for their investors by buying established businesses and improving them, before selling to strategic buyers or floating on the stock market.

    Target Returns typically 12-15%*

  • Private Debt

    Yield

    Private Debt funds do what banks used to do before the financial crisis; lending to high quality bus...

    Private Debt funds do what banks used to do before the financial crisis; lending to high quality businesses. Investors look to Private Debt funds to earn more attractive yields than available from liquid bonds.

    Target Returns typically 8-10%*

  • Venture

    Growth Potential

    Venture funds seek to identify the most promising emerging businesses, and provide them with the cap...

    Venture funds seek to identify the most promising emerging businesses, and provide them with the capital they need to realise their potential. Many household names (Uber, Deliveroo etc.) were backed by venture capital funds.

    Target Returns typically 15%+*

*Target returns are not guaranteed

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About Truffle Invest

Experienced Investors

Truffle's founders created the company having become increasingly frustrated at their inability to access the high quality private markets funds that they had spent their careers working with. The founders have combined their own experience in Private Markets with market leading firms to provide the required technology and legal input to build and operate the platform.

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How Truffle Invest Works

Invest in Individual Funds

Truffle Invest has developed bespoke technology that enables its members to invest in individual Private Markets funds through an online process. Truffle's platform aggregates capital from multiple investors who have chosen the same fund. Your investment is held in a segregated account throughout by a third-party custodian.

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Key Stats

  • 15%

    Performance - Long term annual return of European Private Equity funds

  • $5.2t

    Size - Global Private Markets AUM

  • $158m

    Quality - Average size of Private Equity buyout in 2017

  • 23%

    Institutional - Average allocation of large European pension funds to alternatives

Past Performance is not indicative of future returns. Source: Performance; Bain & Company and Cambridge Associates. Performance data covers the 20 year period to 30 June 2017. Size & Quality; McKinsey Global Private Markets Review 2018, as at 31 December 2017. Institutional; Pension plans >€2.5bn, Mercer European Asset Survey 2017

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