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DOWNLOAD: Growth capital soars in H1 fundraising

Among the first half's highlights are growth capital’s meteoric rise, renewed interest in co-investment vehicles and a look at the big beasts currently raising capital.
International GPs backed more than 80% of private equity deals by volume in Spain during H1 2019

Spain sees record €4bn of deals in H1 – report

International GPs backed more than 80% of deals by volume in first half of 2019, according to a report from industry association ASCRI.
energy

Energy special: Fundraising’s new normal

LPs are rethinking fund allocations amid a pronounced downturn in the sector, and paying closer attention to sustainable strategies and vehicles focusing on renewables.
Milan, Italy

Italy’s Wise holds one-and-done on latest fund – exclusive

The lower mid-market firm closed on its €260m hard-cap for its fifth fund after less than two months on the fundraising trail.
Lorne Somerville

Three things to know about CVC’s latest long-dated fund

The private equity giant's second long-life vehicle is targeting up to a dozen deals with at least €1bn of co-investments.
Chart, decline

Blackstone’s private equity returns fall in second quarter

The asset manager still expects to cross $100bn in total capital inflows in 2019, having already raised $64bn so far this year.
Long term

CVC raises €4.6bn for second long-term fund

The final close of Strategic Opportunities II comes amid increased appetite for long-term vehicles.
Performance

Providence collects close to $8bn in double fundraise

The US manager, which has yet to hold official final closes on its eighth flagship fund and fourth strategic growth fund, is also in market with a Europe growth vehicle.
Manhattan, New York

Blackstone raises largest-ever secondaries fund

The firm's Strategic Partners secondaries unit has raised $11.1bn for its latest programme in what is likely to be a huge year for the strategy.
H1 fundraising PEI

Private equity fundraising dips to four-year low in H1

Growth funds had a 73% increase in capital raised with more than $50bn amassed in the first half of this year, according to PEI data.
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