2013 will likely be the best year for private equity fundraising since 2008, and large distributions from PE funds to their limited partners signal that this positive trend may not end anytime soon—because if firms are distributing, they are exiting, which implies that they may soon be fundraising. Global fundraising activity has been notably prominent in the press recently, from Mexican growth-fund closures to Europe’s big players getting back into the fundraising state-of-mind. Private equity is even returning to areas like Italy and Spain (bargain deals?), with PE firms in those countries finally seeking fresh commitments since the euro zone’s financial troubles have begun to abate.
While private equity deals often get all the press, some of the most sought-after information in the alternative asset space is fund performance data. So, we’ve selected five funds to watch from around the globe—the Americas, Asia and Europe—and examined their strategies and performance.
Click here to see which funds made the list and why.