Market At A Glance

TA Associates Inc. played a prominent role in boosting 2009’s fundraising tally over the past two weeks. The Boston-based shop obtained $2.8 billion for its TA XI LP vehicle, which is seeking $3.5 billion. Year-to-date, buyout and mezzanine firms have now secured $23.6 billion in capital commitments.

Wind Point Partners also contributed, raising $915 million for its latest fund. The Chicago-based firm is still waiting on for a few more potential commitments before holding a final close. Wind Point Partners VII LP has a target of $1 billion. The firm officially launched the vehicle in April 2008.

On the deal front, Thomson Reuters, the publisher of Buyouts, tracked 15 LBO transactions from May 6 to May 19. The three deals with disclosed financial terms had an aggregate value of $322.6 million. Year-to-date deal volume now stands at $6.35 billion.

The largest transaction with disclosed terms over the past fortnight was the acquisition of Scotsman Group LLC, which makes ice machines and storage bins, from Manitowoc Co. The acquiror, Braveheart Acquisition, a vehicle formed by Warburg Pincus LLC, paid $160 million in the deal.