Who raised the largest funds in March?

US managers gathered four of the largest fundraises last month raising almost $11bn among them.
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Three things to know about Blackstone’s giant buyout fund

The private equity giant is seeking up to $25bn for its eighth global buyout fund, which has so far raised over $22bn.

French private equity fundraising and deal-making has record year

The country’s PE industry gathered a record €18.7bn from investors last year, with foreign LPs contributing nearly half of total capital raised.

ILPA offers a ‘FAIR’ deal to its LP members

The industry group has teamed up with consultant Colmore, whose Fee Allocation Incentive Reporting programme aims to help investors ensure they are not overpaying for alternatives.

Rise Fund hires two as it pushes forward with fundraise

Walter Robb joins as senior advisor and Taryn Goodman as sector lead for food and agriculture.

CIC’s €1.5bn European bet is latest in string of bilateral fund tie-ups

Eurazeo China Growth Fund will be sector agnostic and will aim to help European companies that want to tap China’s growing middle-class consumer market.
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Japan’s Longreach ups exposure to domestic LPs in latest fund

Japanese LPs provided 40% of the $650m Fund III, investor relations director Lisa Herrell tells PEI.

Impact investments assets break half-a-trillion mark – GIIN report

More than 1,300 investors are managing $502bn in assets slated for positive change, according to the Global Impact Investing Network.

How Equistone kept a lid on its fundraise while tapping new LPs

A heady fundraising environment buoyed the firm’s efforts to build new LP relationships for Fund VI, but created a headache when it came to whittling down allocations.

Florida SBA’s secondaries sale boosted 2018 private equity returns

Offloading a $1.3bn portfolio to Ardian helped push the pension system to a since-inception DPI capital ratio of 1.0x.

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