Q1 2017 saw the private equity industry approach its highest Q1 fundraising total since the Global Financial Crisis, driven by record capital commitments secured by North America-focused vehicles. The private capital industry as a whole maintained its recent fundraising momentum, with 253 vehicles raising $156bn in Q1 2017. Over 3,000 funds are currently marketing themselves to investors, targeting more than a trillion dollars.
Private Capital: No Signs Of Stopping
The private capital industry has seen a sustained period of strong fundraising in recent years, with funds closed in 2016 alone securing $669bn in investor commitments. This momentum has continued in Q1 2017, as 253 private capital funds closed, raising $156bn. Preqin expects these figures to rise by around 10% as more information becomes available. READ MORE