Private Equity Fundraising Retreats in Q3

Oct 4 2016 | 4:55pm ET

Preqin’s Q3 Fundraising Update finds that the private equity fundraising market retreated in Q3, as 170 funds secured an aggregate $62 billion. Although Preqin expects these figures to rise by 10-15% as new information becomes available, it marks a decline from Q2, when fundraising reached $111 billion.

North America-focused fundraising also failed to match Q2 levels, when 104 private equity funds raised $61 billion in Q3, 104 funds secured a combined $36bn in investor commitments. Meanwhile, 30 Europe-focused private equity funds closed in Q3, raising an aggregate $15 billion. This is significantly down from the $36 billion raised by funds closed in Q2, but on par with previous quarters. Elsewhere, 22 Asia-focused funds raised a total of $8.5 billion while 14 funds focused on the rest of the world secured $2.7 billion.

The update also reviews fundraising in each closed-end alternative asset class through Q3, and the fundraising market going into the final months of 2016.

To read the entire report, click here.

Founded in 2003, Preqin is a leading source of information for the alternative assets industry, providing data and analysis via online databases, publications and bespoke data requests. More than 40,000 professionals in 90 nations use the company’s products. 

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