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Oddo plots fundraising ‘tour’ following PE acquisition

The newly-rebranded Oddo BHF Private Equity will seek €300m for a new secondaries vehicle from predominantly European and Middle Eastern institutional LPs.

Archer’s freeze is the product of a changing market

A shift in Australian private equity has left firms like Archer, which has decided not to continue raising its sixth fund, without deep institutional backing.
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Dyal plots June close after collecting $4.9bn – exclusive

The Neuberger Berman unit has not set a hard-cap for the vehicle but is unlikely to exceed $6bn, PEI understands.

Ex-3i head reaches hard-cap on debut fund – exclusive

The vehicle – which was launched in 2016 – has already completed three deals and is over halfway invested, founder Crevan O’Grady tells PEI.

European firms dominate Q1 buyout fundraising

The top 10 largest buyout funds amassed $46.4bn between them in the period, representing 87% of the $53.6bn committed to the strategy.

Ardian breaks growth fund hard-cap after ‘big change’ in LP base

The firm held a final close on Growth Fund II at €230m, well above its €200m hard-cap and more than triple the size of its €70m predecessor.

Huron smashes target on debut non-control fund

The Detroit-based firm collected $142m for the vehicle, well above its $100m target, according to a statement.

ICG seeking $1.6bn for end-of-life solutions

The firm's last dedicated secondaries fund, focused mainly on fund restructurings, closed in April 2017 on $1.1bn.

Japan in eight charts

Fundraising surged in 2017 and all the funds met or exceeded their targets, according to data compiled by PEI's research team

In search of the rainmakers

Talented individuals can still make the difference in the world of private equity fundraising.

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