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DOWNLOAD: Secondaries fundraising slips in 2019

Which funds raised the most last year and which strategies are investor money going to? Find out in our latest interactive report.

Click on the top right of the report to view full screen. 

 

Last year saw the amount of capital raised for secondaries hit $36.9 billion across 32 vehicles, down on the totals for 2017 and 2018, according to Secondaries Investor data.

The 10 largest funds in market were targeting $72.5 billion and had raised $36.6 billion through interim closes as of 1 January, suggesting a strong year ahead for capital raising.

The average fund size has increased since 2018 to $1.15 billion, the second year it has exceeded $1 billion. Last year’s figure is more than double the 2014 average of $550 million.

The five largest funds closed in 2019 raked in almost two-thirds of all capital raised by secondaries vehicles that held a final close. Leading this charge was Blackstone’s Strategic Partners, which raised $11.1 billion for its eighth secondaries programme in July. 

Check out our interactive fundraising report for the other trends and highlights that shaped fundraising activity in 2019.

Download the report as a PDF HERE and download the data HERE.