The Pulse of Private Equity – 4/13/2020

Not a good time to raise your first fund


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As expected, Q1 fundraising totals were soft, according to PitchBook’s PE Breakdown Report. Just 46 funds were closed totaling $45 billion, and much of that was cinched up in January or February. For context, last year’s figures were 249 funds totaling $315 billion, and there’s an outside chance that Q1 2020 will turn out to be the best quarter of the year.