Buyout Fundraising Climbs to Highest Levels In Four Years


July 18, 2013

PE fundraising hit a high in the US and Europe in the first half of the year, according to LBO Wire, citing  based Dow Jones LP Source data. Almost 300 US-based private equity funds raised USD 103.19 billion, up roughly 16% from the USD 88.89 billion raised by 258 funds during the same period last year.


A reshaping of portfolios to balance public and private holdings, as well as an increase in exits and distributions helped to drive money into new funds, said LBO Wire. European figures for PE fundraising were for the most part up, a trend driven by improved debt conditions and an open IPO exit window.

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