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Buyouts’ 2020 fundraising report is now available for download.
Fundraising by North American private equity firms was surprisingly vigorous in 2020, despite the challenges posed by the covid-19 pandemic.
PE funds, totaling 622, secured $343 billion by the end of December. While this is down 27 percent from the peak levels of 2019, it approximates or improves on market activity in prior years.
Last year’s results owe in part to GPs and LPs adapting quickly to virtual fundraising, making it possible to wrap up even multi-billion-dollar pools expeditiously.