Capital raised by firms in this year’s PEI 300 – our annual ranking of the biggest fundraisers over a five-year period – reached $2.25 trillion, 13 percent more than the previous year.
Almost half of that came from the top 36 managers. The barrier to entry also grew higher – to get into the PEI 300 this year you needed to have raised at least $1.55 billion over the past five years. To break into the coveted top 10, you needed to have amassed at least $37.4 billion.
What does it take to get into the top of the ranking? Does it help to be a multi-strategy, a listed firm or a tech specialist? What about raising capital to go downstream for high-growth assets? This six-minute video discusses some underlying themes and strategies powering this year’s largest capital raisers.