The Pulse of Private Equity – 4/4/2016

The Bigger, the Better: Private Equity Funds Still Trending Upward in Size

Although there is a fair amount of quarterly variance in median private equity fund sizes, there has been a distinct trend upward since the end of 2013, with the closing quarter of 2015 cresting at just over $300 million across all PE fund types. Buyout funds have trended even larger as of late, avoiding a quarter-over-quarter slump in 1Q 2016. Through the end of March, 2016 saw 104 PE vehicles close,