Private Equity International‘s Q3 Fundraising Report is now available for download.
Fundraising in the first nine months of 2019 is at its lowest since 2015 and has decreased nearly 8 percent from the equivalent period in 2018 to $296.5 billion.
More funds, however, held final closes for the period: 494 against 368 funds last year.
Buyout fundraising, mainly North America-focused, accounted for more than 50 percent of the total capital raised.
Meanwhile, the average fund size in the first nine months of 2019 decreased 17 percent to $600 million, compared with $727 million in the same period last year.