Fund-raising punched its way through the $200 billion mark, thanks to nearly $20 billion megafund raised by
Buyout and mezzanine funds have now raised $226 billion in capital commitments year-to-date.
The Fort Worth, Texas-based firm closed its sixth flagship fund, TPG Partners VI, at $19.8 billion, surpassing its $18 billion target. TPG also raised about $6 billion for TPG Financial Partners LP. The firm raised $14 billion for its previous fund, which closed in 2006.
In addition, New York-based
Also adding to the activity was technology-focused private equity firm
Two disclosed deals
On the deals front, there were 12 LBO transactions during the past week. The two with disclosed prices had an aggregate value of about $1.5 billion, according to Thomson Reuters (publisher of PE Week).
LBO deals included
The other LBO that had a disclosed price was