Of the 109 private equity funds that reached final close so far this year, 58 primarily focus on investing in North America. These 58 funds accounted for 51% of the aggregate capital raised worldwide for the year to date. Funds focusing on Asia and Rest of World accounted for 26% of aggregate capital raised globally, while European focused funds accounted for 23%.
In terms of the 1546 private equity vehicles currently raising capital, Preqin data reveals that 714 funds seeking capital commitments of USD 349bn are focussed on investment in the US. There are 390 funds focussed on European investment that are currently seeking USD 145bn in capital commitments, fractionally larger than private equity vehicles currently raising with a focus on Asia and Rest of World which are currently seeking commitments of USD 144bn for a total of 434 vehicles.
Data from Preqin’s Funds in Market product shows that of funds to have reached a final close in 2010, the Asia and Rest of World focussed Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund VII is the largest, with committed capital of USD 5.2bn. The largest US-focussed fund which has reached a final close in 2010 is the Alinda Infrastructure Fund II with USD 4.1bn in capital raised followed by the European-focussed Triton Fund III which has raised USD 3.2bn.
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