What is a 50/50 catch up?

So, a typical deal might be stated as “20% carry over an 8% pref with a 50% catchup”. This means that the partnership has to earn at least 8% return before the sponsor earns any carry. Above an 8% return, the sponsor gets half the profit (i.e. the catchup is 50%) until the ratio of profit split is 20% to sponsor.

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