The Pulse of Private Equity – 10/1/2018

PE fundraising trending down


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The PE fundraising trail hasn’t been too difficult to navigate lately. For one, most newly raised funds are larger in size than their predecessors. About 69% of the funds that closed last year were larger than their predecessors, and the percentage was even higher for 2016 vintages—76%. Moreover, PE fund step-ups have been visibly bigger in recent years, with both 2017 and 2018