Private Markets Dampen with Further Declines in April

ApeVue - New York, NY
May 5, 2022

Private Company Stock Prices Fall Further in April 

ApeVue data show that private companies valuations dive further year-to-date (April 30th, 2022)

New York, NY, May 5, 2022 — ApeVue, the first independent pricing data service for private stocks, continues to show weakness inferred from the private equity secondaries market this year.  From January 1 to the end of April, the average stock price in the ApeVue Active 50 (a basket representing the most active companies observed in the institutional secondary market) declined 9.64%.    

Cross-sector overview:

Benchmark overview: Headline Private v Public

Over the past full year however, late stage private company stocks continue to outperform their publicly-traded peers. 

Private stocks (including ByteDance, Epic Games, Klarna, and OpenSea) led the charge lower through April, while still maintaining stronger relative performance to key public benchmarks; shown below as the comparison between year-to-date losses across the Nasdaq, S&P500, and ApeVue50. 

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