The Pulse of Private Equity – 10/24/2016

PE Fundraisers Going Bigger in 2016 Portends Emerging Spread in Success?

At $225 million, the median US private equity fund size is higher thus far in 2016 than in the several years prior. This is despite relatively healthy fundraising activity in general, with 57 closed vehicles in the third quarter alone; one may suppose that diminished activity could artificially inflate median fund sizes, as the most successful firms are still able to close while others miss out, but that is not the case this year. The increase in size is attributable to a confluence of factors…