By Matthew Cutler and Kirk Falconer
Private equity fundraising so far this year is seeing comparatively fewer offerings pulling in significant amounts of capital.
As of May 31, 214 North American buyout, growth equity, private debt and other PE vehicles wrapped up fundraising, down 5 percent from the same time in 2019. Closings brought in $173.5 billion, however, which is up 22 percent year over year.
Francisco Partners’ sixth flagship tech fund led closings in May, raising $7.45 billion. It was followed by KKR’s dislocation opportunities fund, which secured $2.8 billion, and Aquiline Capital Partners’ fourth financial services fund, which secured $2 billion.