Year-to-date, buyout and mezzanine firms have raised $232.3 billion in fresh capital.
The firm also collected $2.5 billion for Lone Star Real Estate, which had a $1.5 billion goal.
In addition, the latest push was provided by other firms, such as
Another mezzanine fund that closed was
Deal flow so far in 2008 stands at about $107.6 billion.
Overall, there were 28 LBO deals during the past two weeks, according to Thomson Reuters (publisher of PE Week). The seven deals with reported prices had a combined value of $676.2 million.
The period’s largest transaction involved the acquisition of SSP Holdings PLC, a U.K.-based provider of computer and software consulting services, by H&F Sensor Bidco Ltd. for $392 million. H&F Sensor was formed for the purpose of making an acquisition by funds advised by