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Mega-funds continue to dominate fundraising

by Reg Clodfelter

After pulling in two-thirds of investor capital raised in fund closings during the first half of 2014, mega-funds (raising $1 billion or more) are at it again, with just four funds pulling in 53.3 percent of the more than $20 billion in fund closings during the third quarter, according to preliminary data from the IREI FundTracker Database.

That number jumps up to 62.1 percent when you add in two funds that were just shy of the “mega” cutoff, Rockpoint Core Plus Fund I, which raised $950 million to primarily target office and multifamily assets within the United States, and Meyer Bergman European Retail Partners II, which raised €750 million ($956 million) to inve

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