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Earlier this week, AE Industrial Partners
closed its first fund, AE Industrial Partners Fund I, at $680 million, as reported
As the vehicle has a sole focus on North
American investments, PEI’s Research and Analytics team has compared
industrials fundraising for developed markets and emerging markets.
Fundraising in the two markets has gone in
opposite directions, with developed countries exhibiting a steady increase until
2013 before falling in 2014 and 2015, while fundraising for emerging markets
diminished until 2013, followed by a significant increase.
Despite a lack of fundraising in emerging
markets to date in 2016, the 146.8 percent increase from 2013 to 2014, and the
62.7 percent rise the following year highlight the current upward trend for
Funds in market such as Mozambique Private Equity Fund and Salamanca III
FIP, managed by Eurofin Capital and RG Salamanca Investimentos respectively, indicate that
the remainder of the year will see substantial industrials fundraising in
In contrast, funds focused on developed
markets raised a total of $6.97 billion in Q1 2016, as opposed to $9.55 billion
in Q1 2015, perhaps signifying a further slump for the sector.
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