All was quiet on the fundraising front, as U.S.-based buyout and mezzanine added only $2.5 billion to its yearly sum over the past two weeks. The 2016 YTD total now sits at $66 billion, more than $36 billion behind last year’s torrid pace.
TPG Capital wrapped up its megafund, TPG Partners VII, at $10.5 billion, a full $500 million over target.
Pamplona Capital Management reached an even $1 billion for TMT Fund I — the TMT standing for its targeted investments of technology, media and telecom companies.
CenterOak Partners hit above the $400 million mark it set for its maiden vehicle. CenterOak Equity Fund I has collected $409 million. Whether it has reached a final close is unclear. CenterOak specializes in middle-market growth equity for the industrial sector.
Another firm raising its first fund is Latin-America-focused Australis Partners. It has pooled $310 million toward the $350 million goal for the debut.
On the mezzanine side, Oxer Capital has gathered $122 million for Oxer BCP Mezzanine Fund.
Returning to market is Platinum Equity with its fourth flagship. Platinum Equity Capital Partners IV will be seeking $4.5 billion.
Deal-making also saw a lull. Only two deals with disclosed value took place, for a combined $345 million.
Grain Management acquired a communication-tower portfolio from TowerCo LLC for $244 million; and a new Brazilian firm, Hill Valley Participacoes SA, formed in part by Carlyle Group, bought out Tempo Participacoes SA, a healthcare insurance provider, for $101.1 million.