U.S.-based buyout and mezzanine fundraising added at least $7.2 billion to the 2018 total since the last issue of Buyouts, continuing the strong pace set for Q4.
Still, total fundraising trails its YTD 2017 total by $31 billion, or 16.6 percent.
Notable fundraisers include the following:
- Carlyle Group has raised nearly $5.6 billion for its fifth European buyout fund. The total is aggregated across all its parallel funds.
- Hamilton Lane currently has multiple funds in the market, but none recently brought in as much as its fourth co-investment vehicle, which has raised more than $755 million.
- WestRiver Group has pulled in $425 million of a targeted $750 for its eighth innovation lending fund.
- New Mainstream Capital has raised more than $376 million for its third flagship. The Goldman Sachs spinout is targeting $450 million.
Deal me in
Completed deals added nearly $14 billion to the YTD total, which is now more than $220 billion. That is almost $58 billion more than it was for the year-earlier period.
Three recent deals cleared the billion-dollar mark:
- The largest was the $5.7 billion acquisition of Envision Healthcare by KKR
- Second was Siris Capital Group’s purchase of Web.com Group for nearly $1.3 billion.
- And Lone Star Funds acquired roofing tile maker Imerys Toiture for $1.2 billion via auction. Lone Star used a Luxembourg vehicle to acquire the French company.