According to IREI’s FundTracker database, preliminary numbers show, infrastructure fundraising in 2020 is in-line with previous years. Through Dec. 10, 36 funds had raised more than $76.2 billion in equity capital. In 2019, $84.9 billion was raised through 30 fund closings, and in 2018, 38 funds closed on $75.6 billion.
Fourth quarter 2020 totals have yet to be fully tallied, so there is room to grow further. Fourth quarter 2020 fundraising through Dec. 10 ($7.4 billion) has underperformed third quarter ($16 billion) with eight and seven funds holding final closings, respectively. Through Dec. 10, 52 funds have launched in 2020, including nine in the fourth quarter. In 2019, the FundTracker database tracked 57 infrastructure fund launches.
The megafund trend, meanwhile, also continues in 2020. Through Dec. 10, eight managers have closed funds totaling $3 billion or more, including Antin IP’s Antin Infrastruture Partners IV ($7.6 billion) and Brookfield Asset Manage