Third quarter fundraising totals
Third quarter fund totals for 2014 are up, totaling $20.5 billion in fundraising, compared to second quarter at $17.1 billion. This is somewhat of a median for the year-to-date figures, as the first quarter fundraising totals were $23.7 billion.
The largest fund to close in third quarter 2014 was Lone Star Fund IX, which brought in $7.2 billion in capital by its July 2014 final close. The fund targets financial and other investment assets, including single-family residential debt and corporate and consumer debt products in the United States, western Europe and Japan.
Mega-funds seem to be the trend of 2014, and after pulling in two-thirds of investor capital raised in fund closings during the first half of 2014, mega-funds — defined as funds raising at least $1 billion — are at it again, with just four funds pulling in 56.5 percent of the more than $20 billion in fund closings during the third quarter, according to data from the IREI FundTracker Da