FundTracker TrendWatch Reports


FundTracker TrendWatch 10-17-17

We’re three-quarters of the way through 2017, and it appears that 2017 infrastructure fundraising has a very good chance of coming in ahead of 2016, and is enticingly close to surpassing 2015, as well. In addition, the average size of funds reaching final closing is continuing to grow.

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FundTracker TrendWatch 10-03-17

Early third quarter numbers are in, and they continue to point to 2017 being a down year for real estate investment funds when compared to 2015 and 2016. The amount of capital raised, number of funds reaching a final close and the average size of the funds were all down in Q3/17, as well as in the first three quarters combined, when compared to the same time periods in previous years.

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FundTracker TrendWatch 09-19-17

According to IREI’s FundTracker database, more than two-thirds of the infrastructure funds launched since the beginning of 2014 are still seeking investors. Europe is favored when looking at sheer numbers of funds, but global strategies jump to the top when looking at the amount of capital sought.

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FundTracker TrendWatch 09-05-17

More than 900 private equity real estate funds are currently in the marketing phase of their lifecycle, with about two-thirds of those being closed-end funds. One third of the funds in the market were launched in 2016 or 2017, but more than 160 closed-end funds were first offered prior to 2014.

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FundTracker TrendWatch 08-22-17

According to IREI’s FundTracker database, nearly four-fifths of capital raised by infrastructure funds holding a final close in 2017 has been committed to a mega-fund — those funds raising $2 billion or more. Average mega-fund size is continuing to increase, as is the range between the smallest and largest mega-funds.

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FundTracker TrendWatch 08-08-17

Although mega-funds have raised 62 percent of the capital raised by funds holding a final close since the beginning of 2017, their average size has decreased significantly.

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FundTracker TrendWatch 07-18-17

According to the IREI FundTracker database, less than $3 billion was raised by infrastructure funds reaching a final close in the second quarter of 2017. Thanks to the $15.8 billion GIP III fund closing in the first quarter, first half 2017 is still well ahead of first half 2016, but fundraising trends don’t bode well for the rest of the year.

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FundTracker TrendWatch 06-20-17

According to IREI’s FundTracker database, infrastructure debt funds are having trouble gaining traction. They accounted for less than 8% of the capital raised by infrastructure funds reaching a final close in 2016. So far in 2017, they have failed to show up at all, with no debt fund closing year to date.

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FundTracker TrendWatch 06-06-17

According to IREI’s FundTracker database, debt-only funds plus funds with a debt component made up 40 percent of the capital closed in 2014. That market share has fallen each year until it now stands at just 27 percent of capital raised YTD 2017.

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FundTracker TrendWatch 05-16-17

According to the IREI FundTracker database, global infrastructure funds have grown both in size and market share during the past three years and are currently dominating the infrastructure fundraising market. In contrast, U.S. funds have seen their share of the market fall to just 12 percent in 2016, and less than 1 percent YTD 2017.

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