Private Debt Intelligence – 1/16/2017

Private Debt Fundraising Success, 2012 – 2016

Although private debt fundraising in 2016 did not match the levels seen in previous years, Preqin research finds that a record proportion of funds exceeded their target size. However, the year also saw funds take longer to reach a final close, on average, than in any previous year as smaller managers struggle to attract capital at the same rate as the most experienced firms.

In 2016, nearly a quarter (23%) of private debt vehicles exceeded their target size by more than 125%, while a further 38% of funds achieved 101-124% of their target...