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April 23, 2019
Twelve years ago today, Goldman Sachs closed a massive new buyout fund that took the concept of "skin in the game" to a whole new level.
In the first three months of 2019, US PE firms raised a typical amount of new capital across an unusually small number of funds. Which means that the average size of those funds is going up.
April 16, 2019
A pair of KKR alums in China have gone big with their debut buyout funds for the region. Private equity firm DCP Capital has reportedly raised some $2.5 billion for its inaugural US dollar and yuan funds.
April 3, 2019
Blackstone has exceeded $22 billion for its eighth flagship private equity fund, according to reports, surpassing a firm-record $21.7 billion it raised in 2007.
March 29, 2019
In the immediate aftermath of the financial crisis, private equity firms shied away from raising truly enormous sums of cash. But now, mega-funds have come back with a vengeance.
March 27, 2019
Nearly two months after founding partner Sarah Bradley filed a lawsuit against Kainos Capital, the Dallas-based private equity firm has returned the favor.
March 20, 2019
Advent International is reportedly targeting as much as $1 billion for a new tech fund, becoming the latest private equity player to show a growing appetite for the space.
March 12, 2019
A new San Francisco firm called Arcline Investment Management has raised one of the largest debut private equity funds in the US in recent memory.
February 25, 2019
The US private equity fundraising environment in 2017 shattered post-recession records. If early signs are any indication, 2019 could be nearly as lucrative.
February 22, 2019
PE capital overhang in North America and Europe reached $800 billion in 2018, the highest in over a decade. Should dry powder levels be a cause for concern?
February 15, 2019
It's the first time in more than 10 years that the percentage has crept above 90%—the last time was in 2006. Opportunism is certainly at play, though it's much more modest this time around.
February 11, 2019
With its latest effort, TPG Capital has become the fourth US-based firm this decade to raise at least $4 billion for a buyout fund based in Asia.
January 29, 2019
The first US mega-fund of 2019 has arrived. And it's put Thoma Bravo in some elite company.
January 28, 2019
It's not a bad time to be raising money if you're a PE firm in the US middle market. But the environment isn't growing like it was earlier this decade, according to PitchBook's 2018 Annual US PE Middle Market Report.
January 18, 2019
Though US PE fundraising trended down in 2018, the funds that were raised are going to market more quickly. What are the implications?
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