Private Equity Fundraising Breaks Record

Jan 12 2007 | 2:26pm ET

It was a banner year for U.S. private equity fundraising, with a record-setting $215.4 billion committed to 322 funds last year, according to industry newsletter Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst. That total shattered the old record, set in 2000, by 22%, and was one-third higher than 2005.

Buyout funds were the biggest driven of the increase, with nearly 70% of money raised, or $148.8 billion. Mezzanine funds also had a record-setting year, raising $20.4 billion, five times as much as in 2005.


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