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i3 Fundraising Report Q3/2021

Following a significant uptick in the second quarter, private equity infrastructure fundraising activity fell back to a more normal level in Q3/2021, according to the i3 fundraising database. Despite trailing Q2/2021, the third quarter still came in well ahead of Q3/2020.

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FundTracker TrendWatch 01-22-21

According to IREI's FundTracker database, the COVID-19 pandemic may have finally affected fundraising. Preliminary fourth quarter 2020 numbers show only 14 funds closed and only $13.48 billion in capital raised, the lowest fundraising total since first quarter 2013.

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FundTracker TrendWatch 12-08-20

According to IREI's FundTracker database, preliminary fourth-quarter numbers show only four fund closings thus far, raising approximately $4.6 billion. There are 18 more funds in the FundTracker database targeting a close by year-end 2020. However, even if all 18 funds close by Dec. 31, fourth quarter 2020 could produce the lowest quarterly fundraising total since fourth quarter 2011.

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FundTracker Trendwatch 10-20-20

According to IREI's FundTracker database, while preliminary data for the third quarter indicates a drop-off from the previous quarter ($43.4 bilion was raised by funds closing in the second quarter), it is actually an increase on a year-over-year basis. The $20.7 billion raised by funds that closed in third quarter 2020 exceeds the $19.9 billion raised by funds that closed in third quarter 2019.

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FundTracker TrendWatch 09-01-20

According to IREI's FundTracker database, more than 200 infrastructure investment funds are currently seeking capital. Nearly two-thirds of those funds have global or Europe-focused strategies.

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FundTracker TrendWatch 07-28-20

According to preliminary data from IREI's FundTracker database, infrastructure fundraising in second quarter 2020 fell considerably compared to first quarter, with eight funds raising more than $13 billion in the second quarter. In First quarter, 14 funds raised more than $39 billion and in fourth quarter 2019, eight funds closed on more than $41 billion.

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