The Pulse of Private Equity – 1/9/2017

First-time US PE funds make slight comeback in 2016, but still a low portion of total fundraising

First-time private equity funds in the US amassed just shy of $7.5 billion in 2016, across 26 pools of capital. Although both figures were distinct increases from 2015 – which logged 17 first-time PE funds and $4.6 billion raised – as a proportion of total US PE fundraising, first-time fundraising activity still remains at a considerable low relative to earlier in the past decade…