2015 is on track to match 2014’s annual fundraising total. Through Q1 of 2015, 151 private equity funds secured $94 billion in capital commitments.
In the first half of 2014, private equity fundraising had over $222 billion of capital having a final close — up 17% over the same period from last year.
With structural tailwinds still in place, private equity continues to see a steady increase in fundraising activity. According to Preqin, $431Bn of new capital was closed in 2013, the highest amount since 2008.