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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.
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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.
The haul for Fund VI comes as firms raised more than $500bn of capital in final closes last year.
The Europe-focused buyout firm has reduced capital raising targets since 2009, when it shifted focus to smaller mid-market companies in the region.
Retail investors
The firm's multi-strategy fund is the latest example of managers seeking to expand access to private markets for individual investors.
Copenhagen, Denmark
Institutional Investment Partners Denmark plans to add third-party capital to its $10bn AUM in the first quarter via separately managed accounts.
BlackRock is reportedly stepping down capital-raising efforts for its long-term capital fund, a strategy that has raised nearly $50bn from LPs in the last five years.
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.
Robert Smith
The tech-focused investor's chairman and chief executive admitted to tax evasion on almost $200m of assets in October.
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