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Buyouts and mezzanine firms in the U.S. have collectively secured about $12.2 billion in commitments so far in 2013.
Each of the seven U.S. buyout shops listed below is experiencing success in the stock market.
U.S. buyout firms have taken a modest lead in performance over global buyout firms in the 3-year and 5-year time periods, according to the latest performance figures from Thomson Reuters, publisher of Buyouts.
The U.S. PE Index, which measures activity in the U.S. private-equity market, climbed 23 percent in the fourth quarter to 123.9, according to the Private Equity Growth Capital Council.
The past two weeks reflect a number of fundraising moves by U.S.-based buyout and mezzanine firms that pushed total capital committed in 2013 to about $8.6 billion.
Private equity’s involvement in transactions during 2012 improved from 2011 levels, according to data from Thomson One.
The past year has been good to business development companies on the capital raising front.
Fundraising by U.S.-based firms have collectively captured $6.4 billion in capital so far this year. The aggregate was helped by the efforts of Silver Lake.
The technology sector was the most active business area, when looking at the dollar value of dividend recap issuance during the past year in the middle market.
The Florida State Board of Administration took a diverse approach in what it invested in during the final quarter of 2012.

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