Private Placement Industry Insights as of June 30, 2020

Monday, July 6th, 2020 and is filed under Industry Reporting

We recently released our June Private Placement Insights report. See the highlights from the report below, or if you are a Premium Reporting subscriber, log in now to see the entire report. If you don’t have access, you can request a free trial.

  • After a slow couple of months, private placement fund formation accelerated in June, led by stronger activity in 1031s and the addition of distressed funds in the wake of the COVID-19 market disruption.
  • As of July 1st, AI Insight covers 171 private placements currently raising capital, with an aggregate target raise of $16.6 billion and an aggregate reported raise of $8.4 billion or 51% of target. The average size of the current funds is $97.1 million, ranging from $3.5 million for a single asset real estate fund to $2.7 billion for a sector specific private equity/debt fund.
  • 13 private placements closed in June, having raised approximately 65% of their target and having been on the market for an average of 408 days. 88 funds have closed in 2020, having raised 67% of their target.
  • Five private placements suspended offerings and one terminated due to uncertainties related to COVID-19.
  • ON DECK: as of July 1st, there were three new private placements coming soon, all opportunity zone funds (QOZs) as the category ramps back up with further regulatory guidance.

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Private Placement Industry Insights as of May 31, 2020

Monday, June 8th, 2020 and is filed under Industry Reporting

We recently released our May Private Placement Insights report. See the highlights from the report below, or if you are a Premium Reporting subscriber, log in now to see the entire report. If you don’t have access, you can request a free trial.

  • Private placement fund formation has slowed in the wake of COVID-19. Eight new private placements were added to our coverage in May, roughly half of the monthly level we’ve seen on average over the last few years. The first few months of 2020 were strong but with the slowdown in May, we are now flat in terms of new funds added to over coverage year-over-year and down modestly in aggregate target raise.
  • The slowdown was most visible in the 1031 category, where only four new funds were added to our coverage in May compared to well over double digit additions for the last several years. This may be partially due to a slowdown in real estate transactions overall as well as a lack of confidence in valuations. Also, fewer highly appreciated properties are being sold right now, which reduces the demand for 1031 exchanges at least in the near-term. The consensus in the industry is that demand will accelerate once transaction activity resumes and valuations are more reliable.
  • We are seeing more activity this year in preferred securities and private equity/debt funds, and we are also starting to see sector-specific opportunistic funds ramp up in the wake of the COVID-19 market disruption. Opportunity zone (QOZ) funds, which had paused for several months, are back on track with three in the queue to be added to our coverage soon. Recent events around the US could continue to highlight the importance of QOZ strategies.
  • As of June 1st, AI Insight covers 171 private placements currently raising capital, with an aggregate target raise of $16.6 billion and an aggregate reported raise of $8.3 billion or 50% of target. The average size of the current funds is $97.0 million, ranging from $3.5 million for a single asset real estate fund to $2.7 billion for a sector specific private equity/debt fund.
  • 14 private placements closed in May, having raised approximately 52% of their target and having been on the market for an average of 336 days.
  • Five private placements suspended offerings due to uncertainties related to COVID-19.
  • ON DECK: as of June 1st, there were four new private placements coming soon.

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Private Placement Industry Insights as of April 30, 2020

Thursday, May 7th, 2020 and is filed under Industry Reporting

We recently released our April Private Placement Insights. See the highlights from the report below, or if you are a Premium Reporting subscriber, log in now to see the entire report. If you don’t have access, you can request a free trial.

  • 10 new private placements were added to our coverage in April, ahead of last year’s levels on a YTD basis but below the last couple of months. The industry is still led by real estate funds including 1031s and real estate LPs and LLCs, although 1031s have slowed significantly.
  • As of May 1st, AI Insight covers 177 private placements currently raising capital, with an aggregate target raise of $17.1 billion and an aggregate reported raise of $8.4 billion or 49% of target. The average size of the current funds is $96.7 million, ranging from $3.5 million for a single asset real estate fund to $2.5 billion for a sector specific private equity/debt fund.
  • 12 private placements closed in April, having raised approximately 63% of their target and having been on the market for an average of 422 days. Two private placements suspended offerings due to uncertainties related to COVID-19.
  • ON DECK: as of May 1st, there were three new private placements coming soon.

Private Market Update: COVID-19

  • According to a recent report by Preqin, COVID-19 has disrupted the private capital markets significantly across all categories.
  • Fewer private equity funds met their target fundraising goals and were able to close in Q1 versus prior quarters. Many had established high fundraising targets prior to COVID-19.
  • Private equity fundraising was actually up year-over-year, with the largest and most established funds securing the majority of capital raised.
  • Fewer private equity transactions were completed as managers held off on M&A activity anticipating that asset prices would fall in a recession.
  • The level of dry powder in the private equity industry is at a record $1.4 trillion as of April 2020. Additionally, 2019 vintage funds, which were originally projected to underperform prior vintages, are now more likely to outperform given the drop in asset prices.
  • Private debt fundraising declined in Q1. Direct lending and special situations funds accounted for the majority of fundraising within the category.
  • Private real estate fundraising fell in Q1 2020. Managers raised $81 billion from 51 funds versus $51 billion from 83 funds in Q1 2019.
  • Private real estate transactions also declined year-over-year, with 1,797 deals completed in Q1 2020 compared to 2,417 deals in Q1 2019.
  • Within the real assets category, infrastructure and natural resource fundraising actually increased, and the volume of infrastructure transactions was in line with the prior year. Energy slowed significantly, while social infrastructure sectors such as telecom actually saw increases in fundraising and deal activity.
  • Hedge fund launches have stalled from prior months, especially in the equity strategy sector. This makes sense given the recent downturn, although most hedge fund categories performed as expected. The Preqin All Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark declined 10.38% in Q1 2020, compared to the 20% loss in the S&P 500 Index.

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Private Placement Industry Insights as of March 31, 2020

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 and is filed under Industry Reporting

We recently released our March Private Placement Insights. See the highlights from the report below, or if you are a Premium Reporting subscriber, log in now to see the entire report. If you don’t have access, you can request a free trial.

  • 15 new private placements were added to our coverage in March, just below the last couple of months but still well over last year’s levels. The industry continues to be led by real estate focused categories including 1031s and real estate LPs and LLCs.
  • As of April 1st, AI Insight covers 178 private placements currently raising capital, with an aggregate target raise of $17.6 billion and an aggregate reported raise of $8.8 billion or 50% of target. The average size of the current funds is $99.1 million, ranging from $3.5 million for a single asset real estate fund to $2.5 billion for a sector specific private equity/debt fund.
  • 13 private placements closed in March, having raised approximately 70% of their target and having been on the market for an average of 311 days.
  • ON DECK: as of April 1st, there were five new private placements coming soon.

Market Update: COVID-19 Impact on Private Placement Markets
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (the WHO) declared the COVID-19 coronavirus a global pandemic. Trade and travel have since grind to a halt with travel restrictions and stay at home orders issued across the globe. The US and global economies are in recession territory, with GDP in the United States now forecast to decline by 0.2% instead of expanding by 2.0% in 2020 as a result of COVID-19. While the full impact of the global pandemic may take years to determine, the one thing we do know is that it will have a significant impact on all aspects of investing both in the public and private markets. Transactions are slowing across the private placement categories and valuations, which require transactions, may be less reliable or difficult to obtain.

 

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Real Estate Private Placement Fee Trends

Thursday, March 12th, 2020 and is filed under Industry Reporting

AI Insight currently covers 72 1031 exchange programs and 58 non-1031 real estate private placements. In our February 2020 Private Placement Industry Report, it shows that both categories are growing again in 2020, with 1031s continuing their record growth from the last couple of years.

We wanted to look at fees within both categories, from a current standpoint – what do fees look like now, and from a historical standpoint – have up-front selling commissions declined and have net proceeds increased?

Current Fees

To look at current fees, we utilized our Fee and Expense Report which compares fees on similar programs within our coverage universe. This report updates as programs close and new coverage is added. Below is a snapshot of programs raising capital as of March 9, 2020.

1031 Exchanges

  • Up-front selling commission
    • Industry Range: 5 – 6.55%
    • Industry Average: 5.76%
  • Net Proceeds (Before Acquisition Fees)
    • Industry Range: 84.78 – 92.50%
    • Industry Average: 90.11%
  • Acquisition Fees and Expenses
    • Industry Range: 0.16 – 13.25%
    • Industry Average: 4.29%
  • Liquidation Fees
    • Industry Range: 1 – 8.50%
    • Industry Average: 3.08%

 Non-1031 Real Estate LPs and LLCs:

  • Up-front selling commission
    • Industry Range: 0 – 8%
    • Industry Average: 5.49%
  • Net Proceeds (Before Acquisition Fees)
    • Industry Range: 86.50 – 98%
    • Industry Average: 90.32%
  • Acquisition Fees and Expenses
    • Industry Range: 0 – 19%
    • Industry Average: 2.74%
  • Liquidation Fees
    • Industry Range: 0 – 40%
    • Industry Average: 7.98%

Historical Fees – Up-front Selling Commissions

Fees have always been a focus of regulatory concern, although up-front selling commissions have been at the forefront of regulatory scrutiny over the last decade. FINRA Regulatory Notice 15-02 required greater transparency into pricing including fees for direct participation programs and non-traded REITs. The DOL’s previously proposed Fiduciary Rule and now Regulation Best Interest, require financial professionals to carefully review and disclose the material fees and costs related to a client’s holdings.

With this in mind, we reviewed the data on our platform for the real estate private placements we covered over the last decade to see if there has been any change in the average up-front selling commissions and the average net proceeds (before acquisition fees, which includes up-front fees and expenses taken from offering proceeds) for these programs.

We found that up-front selling commissions have declined and net proceeds before acquisition fees has increased for 1031 exchanges and non-1031 real estate private placements over the last decade.

1031 selling commissions went from an average of 7% in 2010 to 5.73% for programs that opened in 2020, while the average net proceeds increased from 87 to 90.2%. This is a difference of approximately $3,200 on a $100,000 investment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Results are similar for non-1031 real estate LPs and LLCs, with selling commissions declining from an average of 6.94% in 2010 to 6% in 2020. Net proceeds are up from 87.61% in 2010 to 89.30% in 2020 for a difference of $2,390 per $100,000 investment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When looking at fees over time for real estate private placements, it appears the industry has responded to regulatory focus over the last decade by reducing up-front fees and expenses; even for private placements that may not be applicable to FINRA Regulatory Notice 15-02. However, real estate by its very nature can be an expensive asset class.

It is important to remember that although it may be good to see up-front fees decline, there are many other fees and expenses related to owning and operating direct real estate that must be considered reasonable including, but not limited to, construction costs, acquisition-related expenses, financing costs, leasing commissions, insurance and legal costs, and property management fees.

Private Placement Industry Insights as of February 29, 2020

Monday, March 9th, 2020 and is filed under Industry Reporting

We recently released our February Private Placement Insights. See the highlights from the report below, or if you are an AI Insight Premium Reporting subscriber, log in now to see the entire report.

16 new private placements were added to our coverage in February, just below the last couple of months but still well over last year’s levels. The industry is again being led by the real estate focused categories including 1031s and real estate LPs and LLCs.

As of March 1st, AI Insight covers 182 private placements currently raising capital, with an aggregate target raise of $17.0 billion and an aggregate reported raise of $8.3 billion or 49% of target. The average size of the current funds is $92.6 million, ranging from $3.5 million for a single asset real estate fund to $2.2 billion for a sector specific private equity/debt fund.

13 private placements closed in February, having raised approximately 87% of their target and having been on the market for an average of 393 days.

ON DECK: as of March 1st, there were eight new private placements coming soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Private Placement Industry Insights as of January 31, 2020

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 and is filed under Industry Reporting

We recently released our January Private Placement Insights. See the highlights from the report below, or if you are a subscriber, log in now to see the entire report.

  • 17 new private placements were added to our coverage in January, less than December’s record month, but higher on a year-over-year basis. The industry is again being led by 1031 exchanges, although target raise is higher than last year in all but one category.
  • As of February 1st, AI Insight covers 179 private placements currently raising capital, with an aggregate target raise of $16.5 billion and an aggregate reported raise of $8.1 billion or 49% of target. The average size of the current funds is $92.1 million, ranging from $3.4 million for a single asset real estate fund to $2.2 billion for a sector specific private equity/debt fund.
  • 13 private placements closed in January, having raised approximately 96% of their target.
  • ON DECK: as of February 1st, there were 11 new private placements coming soon.

 

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