• By and large, private equity funds of the past decade-plus are outperforming public indices. Can they keep it up?
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• It was an action-packed week on the fundraising front. Within the span of 24 hours, Apax Partners closed the fourth-largest private equity fund of 2016 and TPG Growth announced a new $2 billion social impact fund—with Bono as an investor.
• Kohlberg & Company has raised $2.2 billion for a fund of its own, continuing a three-decade run in the middle market that began with a fracture at KKR.