Private equity fundraising sees a slow down globally in Q1 2018: Preqin

Private equity fundraising sees a slow down globally in Q1 2018: Preqin

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Private equity fundraising worldwide slowed down in the first quarter of 2018 with 180 funds reaching a final close, collectively securing $80 billion in capital commitments.

“Fundraising has slowed in comparison to the previous quarter, when 252 funds raised $102 billion. In fact, Q1 2018 saw the smallest amount of capital raised in the first quarter of any year since 2015, when $74 billion in aggregate capital was secured by 279 vehicles,” a report by industry tracker Preqin said.

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