Is size an asset or a hazard? The first in a series of analyst notes about PE mega-funds ($5 billion+) aims to answer this question and more about the burgeoning fund strategy.
- Mega-funds are proliferating, accounting for 45.3% of capital raised in North America between 2016 and 2018 and 42.2% in Europe.
- More niche mega-funds with distinct strategies are appearing, as opposed to the usual multitude of strategies offered by more generalist household name firms.
- Mega-fund sizes may be reaching a potential ceiling somewhere around the $20 billion-$25 billion mark.
- Managers are achieving mega-fund status more quickly, forcing LPs to consider allocating to these rising stars.