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2020 Full-year Fundraising Report
Our interactive presentation breaks down private equity capital raising by strategy, geography, manager and more, and includes a list of the biggest funds in market as of January 2021.
Steve Schwarzman_Blackstone
Speaking at the Asian Financial Forum on Tuesday, the Blackstone founder said it seemed 'exceptionally odd and unproductive' for the world’s two largest economies not to co-operate.
Francois Monnet Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse’s head of private banking for Asia, François Monnet, has said the firm recommends UHNWIs allocate up to 25% to alternative asset classes.
Beijing
Chris Lerner joined MSA Capital in October after nearly a decade at Eaton Partners, where he led the origination and execution of fundraises, secondaries and strategic advisory.
Capital raising by private equity funds surpassed $500bn in 2020, the third-highest fundraising total since 2015, amid challenges posed by the pandemic.
2021
Record volumes, new entrants and GP-led deals with a little more 'hair on them' are among trends to look out for this year, according to industry leaders.
Asia New Year
Vietnam, continuation funds and Chinese IPOs will be on the menu for Asian private equity this year.
Vietnam
About 44% of Fund IV was raised from new investors, the majority of which were based in South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore, founder Chris Freund tells PEI.
Future 40
Young executives identified as future leaders will emerge from 2020 more experienced because of the unique challenges they faced.
Fundraising speed
Capital has been soaked up by private equity mega-funds this year as travel restrictions hinder LPs’ ability to form new GP relationships during the pandemic.
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