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Who raised the largest funds in April?

DCP Capital, founded by former KKR alumni, gathered $1bn more than its $1.5bn target for its debut China fund – the largest fund raised inthe month.

Funds slower to return to market as dealmaking stalls

The average time between funds increased to four years and three months in 2018, the first such increase in five years, according to EY research.

Cinven hits €10bn hard-cap on Fund VII

The European private equity stalwart's latest fund is the second-biggest capital raise this year.

Carlyle expects low realisations until 2020

An abundance of young investments in the current generation of funds is largely behind the lower revenues, the firm said on its Q1 earnings call.

DOWNLOAD: Growth and TMT funds are flavour of the quarter

In this 11-slide presentation PEI breaks down the $91bn of capital raised for private equity last quarter by strategy, geography and the industry's biggest funds.

Navab plots the largest-ever debut fund

Navab Capital Partners has a $3bn target for its inaugural fund, which would be the largest ever debut private equity fund raised by an independent firm.
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Ex-KKR team raises sixth biggest China fund since GFC

The firm was founded by two former KKR partners including David Liu, who was co-head of KKR Asia and chief executive of the firm’s China business until 2017.

Welsh Carson inches closer to $4bn for Fund XIII

The firm activated fees on the vehicle in January following a $2.8bn first close in August.

Temasek-backed Jolt Capital plots latest fund – exclusive

The European tech-focused manager is eyeing more than double the figure it raised for its predecessor vehicle in 2017.

Q1 fundraising: a record start for growth equity

Funds focused on the strategy closed on almost $25bn in the first quarter of this year, the best such period for growth equity since at least 2008.

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