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equity fundraising in the first half of 2016 was largely unchanged from a year
ago, according to data from PEI Research & Analytics.
At 1 July, there
were 2,341 private equity funds in or coming to market, targeting a collective $775.9
billion, compared with 2,260 funds aiming for $770.3 billion in the first
half of 2015.
Regionally, fundraising was largely flat with capital being
targeted in North America rising by more than $20 billion, about 8 percent
year-on-year. The exception was Pan-Europe, which leapt 50 percent from $29.3
billion to $45.9 billion.
The economy now faces the uncertainty of Britain’s departure from
the European Union and the US presidential election in November, which market
professionals predict will cast a
shadow over fundraising over the next 12 months.
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