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A total of 417 buyout, growth equity, venture capital and other PE vehicles in North America secured nearly $255bn in H1 2022, according to Buyouts’ data, down 18% from a year earlier.
Fundraising results in Q1 reverse a trend of major post-pandemic growth. Last year saw the second-highest amount secured on record: more than $503bn.
Buyouts full year fundraising
Nearly $475bn of fresh capital was secured by 854 buyout, growth equity, venture capital and other PE vehicles in 2021, up 19% from $399bn raised a year earlier, according to Buyouts’ data.
Nearly $361bn was raised by 617 buyout, growth equity, venture capital and other PE funds at the end of September. In dollar terms, this surpasses activity in the first three quarters of all previous years.
North American PE firms raised more capital in H1 2021 than in any other first-half period since the financial crisis.
Fundraising by North American private equity firms in Q1 2021 represented the biggest haul ever, as the market anticipates a post-pandemic recovery.
Last year’s results owe in part to GPs and LPs adapting quickly to virtual fundraising, making it possible to wrap up even multi-billion-dollar pools expeditiously.
US and Canadian buyout, growth equity, secondaries, venture capital and other PE funds collected $200bn at the end of September, down 25% from the same time last year.
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