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Capital Partners IV surpassed its $575 million target when it hit its $700 million
hard-cap, Private Equity International
reported this week.
smashed its target in three months, prompting PEI Research & Analytics to
analyse the success of North America-focused vehicles in recent years.
So far in
2016, more than $90 billion has been gathered by North America-focused funds. More
than two-thirds of this was raised by vehicles exceeding their expectations, such
Corporate Opportunities Fund V, which closed at $1 billion above its goal.
In the years
leading up to 2014, the region experienced steady growth, with the bulk of
fundraising coming from funds exceeding their targets, rising from $35 billion
in 2011 to $118 billion in 2014.
dip now seems to be well in the past, particularly with KKR’s Americas
Fund XII and North America Fund XII currently in market, each targeting $12
billion. The latter’s predecessor exceeded its aim by an impressive $1 billion,
indicating this year’s over-target figure could rise.
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