Research - MARCH 27, 2014

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Post-crisis funds hold billion-dollar final closes

by Andrea Waitrovich

Three years after the global financial crisis, fund managers started marketing new vehicles with billion-dollar plus targets. A number of billion-dollar final closes were announced from 2012 to the start of 2014. It is one of many signs of the amount of capital being allocated into the sector, showing the sector slowly recovering five years later.

So, how many post–global financial crisis funds have successfully raised more than a billion dollars since the crash?

According to the IREI database, post-GFC funds that closed between 2011 and 2014 fundraised approximately $73.44 billion in total capital. There are about nine U.S.-focused vehicles that closed, while there are approximately 18 global mega-funds closed in the same period.

Recently, Walton Street closed its seventh U.S.-focused opportunistic/value-added fund

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