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.


Lifestyle

Survey: Wall Street Banks Still Top Silicon Valley, Hedge Funds for Freshly-Minted MBAs

Jun 21 2016 | 9:01pm ET

Contrary to concerns that Wall Street isn't as appealing to new graduates as it...

Guest Contributor

The Future of the Blockchain in Financial Services Communications

Jun 17 2016 | 1:05pm ET

Over the past year, a large portion of the financial services industry has awakened...