Family Offices Globally Increase Private Equity Exposure

Family Offices and wealth managers are turning to private equity to boost their returns in the low interest rate environment. New figures from private equity fund marketplace Palico show that family offices accounted for 8% of the $4 trillion in private equity assets under management globally in August – double the sector’s share five years […]

Global private equity funds raise record $453 billion in 2017

The private equity funds industry globally raised a record $453 billion from investors in 2017, leaving it with more than $1 trillion to pour into companies and new business ventures, data from industry tracker Preqin. The figures underscore the extent to which large institutional investors, as well as family offices, are placing a growing portion […]

Private Equity and Venture Capital Report 2016/2017

Private capital assets under management (AUM) now stand at $4.2 trillion as of June 2015 (latest data available) and the AUM of the core private equity strategies encompassing buyout, venture capital and other closely related strategies has expanded to $2.4 trillion of this total. This growth has been fuelled by another strong year for fundraising, […]

Predictions for Private Equity in 2016

Considering the record $523 billion distributed by fund managers to investors over the past calendar year – nearly 10 percent above the previous high of $477 billion set in 2014 – private equity has never been healthier. These four predictions forecast sustained appeal and continued growth for private equity, but they also enumerate challenging issues […]

Private Equity Fundraising in 2015

Fundraising efforts picked up in the third quarter of year 2015, with over $48 billion of capital raising across 76 funds. Thus far through the year, the majority of capital raised has found itself in mega funds. Around $65 billion, or 46% of all capital raised, is in vehicles sized between $1 billion and $5 […]