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Market At A Glance

Barely into November and the capital secured by U.S.-based buyout and mezzanine shops has exceeded the total ($69.3 billion) of 2010. The commitments so far this year is at about $71.1 billion. This amount reflects efforts completed by various firms in recent weeks.

Arclight Capital Partners LLC secured about $1.92 billion for Arclight Energy Partners Fund V LP. The commitments were obtained from 182 investors, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The fund has a $2 billion target. Harvest Partners LLC also has $633.25 million for Harvest Partners VI LP, which has an $800 million goal. The pledges were from 34 accredited investors. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC is the placement agent for Harvest Partners’ latest investment vehicle.

Thomson Reuters (the publisher of Buyouts magazine) tracked 28 transactions involving U.S.-based financial sponsors. Only two disclosed financial terms that combined for less than $450 million. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s One Equity Partners LLC unit’s purchase of APAC Customer Services Inc. was the largest deal with known terms from Oct. 12 to Oct. 25. It had a rank value of $435.2 million. The deal volume so far this year inched up to $79 billion.