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More Money To Fewer Funds Means GPs Must Stand Out More

Apr 23, 2013 5:46:37 PM / by Robert Ientile posted in funds, gps, private equity, Private Equity Market, V2

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The past couple of weeks have been full of encouraging news for private equity fundraising.

According to recently released industry statistics, some 130 private equity funds held final closes worth slightly more than $69 billion between January and March, with buyout fundraising - the lion’s share of volume - nearly doubling.

Silver Lake Partners closed on $10.3 billion, a record for a technology-focused private equity fund; KPS Special Situations Fund IV raised $3.5 billion in under four months and StepStone Group blew past its $350 million target for its latest secondaries vehicle, adding $100 million to the final close.

There are many reasons to believe that 2013 will be the best year for global fundraising since before the great recession began in 2009.

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