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Market At A Glance

The total reflects the $1.38 billion secured by Carlyle Energy Mezzanine Opportunities Fund. The fund’s original goal was $750 million. The total also includes the $750 million obtained for Lime Rock Partners VI LP. The Westport, Conn.-based Lime Rock Partners LLC is more than halfway to its $1.4 billion target.

In addition, Penta Mezzanine Fund I LP has raised $27 million. The fund has a $150 million target. The Orlando, Fla.-based firm invests $2 million to $15 million to lower-middle-market companies in the United States.

Deal volume through Nov. 30 is at about $92 billion. The aggregate reflects four of the 27 deals involving U.S.-based financial sponsors that closed during the last 10 days of the month. Two of the four that have known financial terms had values of at least $1 billion.

The top deal was by Highstar Capital LP’s Star Atlantic Waste Holdings II LP. It acquired Veolia Environmental Services Solid Waste Inc., a provider of solid waste disposal and management services, for $1.9 billion. TPG Capital LP also bought FleetPride Inc., a wholesaler of heavy duty truck parts, for about $1 billion.