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PE Buyout private equity index

Private Equity Buyout Indices

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Our PE Buyout index tracks the aggregate gross performance of the private equity industry in the US

Comprehensive private equity buyout index access via innovative proprietary data sets.

Why choose Private Equity Buyout Indices?

Our PE Buyout Indices measure the performance of the U.S. private equity buyout industry through a combination of liquid and publicly traded assets.

These publicly traded assets are allocated across seven sector portfolios, each representing a different sector in which U.S. PE buyout firms invest.

The series consists of the PE buyout research private equity index, which is a comprehensive and highly representative indicator of the U.S. PE buyout industry, while the PE Buyout Index is a ground-breaking, investable index tracking the performance of our PE Buyout Research Index using liquid public securities.

Features & benefits

What you get with PE Buyout Indices

Access to private equity

The indices track the performance of the U.S. private equity industry through aggregation of company values.

Focused exposure

The focus of the index is on acquisition and leverage buyouts.


Indices are built around a structure that provides a good representation of the private equity market.

How it works

The indices in detail 

PE Buyout Research Index

Comprehensive – The PE Buyout Research Index leverages our private equity investment database, analyzing over 8,000 U.S. private equity companies.

High quality measure of PE buyout return gross of fees – The index tracks the gross performance of the U.S. PE buyout industry through a comprehensive aggregation of company values.

PE Buyout Index 

Investable index using liquid public securities – Sector portfolios are designed to track the performance of PE sector investments by holding liquid exchange traded instruments rather than investing directly in PE firms.

Published daily – Computed at the close of each trading day providing immediate information about movements in the PE environment.

Diversification – Seeks to replicate the return profile of the PE buyout asset class by constructing a combination of sector portfolio returns.