Preqin’s research reveals that there are 1,563 private equity vehicles fundraising at present, targeting an aggregate USD 578 billion in capital commitments. In terms of the number of vehicles currently on the road, nearly half (46%) target the North American market, 29% focus on investments in Asia and Rest of World, while a quarter of the funds are seeking investment opportunities in Europe.
Real Estate funds account for the largest proportion of funds in the market. There are currently 396 real estate funds on the road seeking USD 138 billion in capital commitments. The average size of private equity funds on the road is USD 404.3 million. 142 funds are seeking commitments of USD 1 billion or above, accounting for 42% of the total target capital. The biggest fund currently in market is Blackstone Capital Partners VI, a buyout vehicle seeking USD 15 billion. It is followed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners V targeting USD 6 billion in capital commitments.
For more information on private equity fundraising please see Preqin's Funds in Market