Buyouts Fundraising Reports

Buyouts' Fundraising Reports analyze the current state of the North American private equity fundraising market and detail significant trends affecting the market each quarter.

Fundraising Report Q1 2022

Fundraising results in Q1 reverse a trend of major post-pandemic growth. Last year saw the second-highest amount secured on record: more than $503bn.

Check out Buyouts’ interactive fundraising report for all the details.

This report includes:
  • Year-on-year fundraising, 2017- Q1 2022
  • Q1 year-on-year fundraising
  • Ten largest funds closed, 2021
  • Fundraising strategy breakdown, Q1-2022
  • 10 largest funds in market, March 31, 2022
  • Funds in market by target region, Q1 2022

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2021 Fundraising Reports

Buyouts - Fundraising Report Q1 2021

This report includes:

  • Year-on-year fundraising, 2016-Q1 2021
  • Q1 year-on-year fundraising, 2016-2021
  • Average size of fund vehicles, Q1 2016-21
  • Ten largest funds closed, 2020
  • Fundraising by strategy, 2016-Q1 2021
  • Regional focus of Q1 fundraising
  • Funds in market, Mar 31, 2021
  • Regional focus of capital, Q1 2021

This report includes:

  • Year-on-year fundraising, 2016-H1 2021
  • H1 year-on-year fundraising, H1 2016-21
  • Average size of fund vehicles, H1 2016-21
  • Ten largest funds closed, H1 2021
  • Fundraising by strategy, 2016-H1 2021
  • Regional focus of H1 fundraising
  • 10 largest funds in market, July 1, 2021
  • Amount targeted ($bn) by funds in market per region, July 1, 2021

This report includes:

  • Year-on-year fundraising, 2016-Q1-Q3 2021
  • Quarter-by-quarter fundraising, 2016-21
  • Average size of fund vehicles, Q1-Q3 2016-21
  • Ten largest funds closed, Q1-Q3 2021
  • Fundraising by strategy, 2016-Q1-Q3 2021
  • Regional focus of H1 fundraising
  • 10 largest funds in market, Oct 1, 2021
  • Amount targeted by funds in market per region, Oct 1, 2021

This report includes:

  • Year-on-year fundraising, 2016-2021
  • H2 vs H3 fundraising, 2016-21
  • Average size of fund vehicles, 2016-21
  • Ten largest funds closed, 2021
  • Funds beating, hitting, or missing targets, 2015-2020
  • Average time on the road, 2016-21
  • Fundraising by Strategy, 2016-21
  • Regional focus of 2021 fundraising
  • 10 largest funds in market, Jan 1, 2022
  • Funds in market by target region, 2021

2020 Fundraising Reports

This report includes:

  • Half-year fundraising
  • Average fund sizes
  • Average time on the road for funds closed
  • Largest funds closed in H1 2020
  • H1 fundraising strategy breakdown
  • Regional focus of capital
  • Funds in market, 1 July 2020

This report includes:

  • Year-on-year fundraising, 2015-2020
  • Quarter-on-quarter fundraising
  • Largest fund closes, Q1-Q3 2020
  • Q1-Q3 fundraising strategy breakdown
  • Regional focus of capital, Q1-Q3
  • Regional focus on funds in market, 1 October 2020
  • Funds in market, 1 October 2020

This report includes:

  • Year-on-year fundraising, 2015-2020
  • Average size of fund vehicles, 2015-20
  • 10 largest funds closed, 2020
  • Funds beating, hitting or missing targets, 2015-20
  • Average time on the road, 2015-20
  • Fundraising by strategy, 2015-2020
  • Funds in market, 1 January 2021

Our methodology

Our unique market access means LPs and GPs take our calls and answer our questions. So our investor and fund data is constantly maintained and kept fresh. We constantly monitor multiple news sources and regulatory filings to ensure that our LP profiles and GP profiles database are up to date with current events.

Also, interviews, insight and analysis from Buyouts’ journalists are delivered alongside the raw facts and figures giving you the full picture on LPs and GPs.

Our R&A team

Buyouts has teams of researchers and analysts based in New York, San Francisco, Ottawa, London, and Hong Kong, who are in constant contact with investors and fund managers.

Our researchers are also on hand to conduct bespoke research requests and respond to client queries. So, if you need an update on a particular LP or GP profile, you can contact us by phone or ask a question online and we’ll get back to you from one of our three offices.

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