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Brookfield Asset Management’s fourth flagship private
equity vehicle smashed
through its $3.5 billion target to hold a final close on $4
billion, Private Equity International
PEI’s Research & Analytics team took a closer look at
closed-ended private equity mega-funds globally to find out whether larger
vehicles, such as Brookfield Capital Partners IV, are raising more capital
In 2015, funds worth $3 billion or more accounted for $195
billion of total fundraising, compared with $32 billion five years earlier.
This growth took place as the number of funds closed also increased from nine
in 2010 to 35 last year.
So far in 2016, 12 funds with a size of $3 billion or more
have gathered $87 billion from investors. The largest of these is Ardian
Secondary Fund VII, which had garnered $14 billion by April. Advent
International GPE VIII and TPG Partners VII also collected more than $10
There are currently 51 closed-ended private equity vehicles
on the road with target sizes greater than $3 billion, collectively targeting
$259 billion. The largest of these is Sino-Singapore Chongqing Connectivity
Private Equity Fund seeking $15.2 billion.
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