Private Debt Fundraising Slows in Q3
Q2 2018 was the third-largest fundraising quarter ever seen for private debt, as 36 funds secured a combined $42bn. This pace of fundraising has not been maintained in Q3, with 31 funds closed in the quarter raising a total of $24bn. However, funds closed in the first three quarters of 2018 have raised a total of $86bn – more than the $75bn raised in the first three quarters of 2017, a year which turned out to see record amounts of capital raised. If 2018 has a banner Q4, as 2016 and 2017 did (both of these quarters raised over $54bn in capital), the year will go on to be a record-breaking year for private debt.