Just as VC fundraising roared back to life in Q1, so did fundraising on the buyout and mezzanine side of the private equity market. PeHUB sister magazine Buyouts this week reported that U.S.-based buyout and mezzanine firms raised $18.3 billion in the first quarter, up 79 percent from $10.2 billion during the same period last year.
Fundraising also grew sequentially, up 36 percent from the fourth quarter. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. took in a tad over $1 billion for its latest effort in Q1, according to our calculations — but that was only good for seventh place among buyout and mezzanine shops that closed on capital last quarter. Who came out on top? Click through for our slideshow leading you through the top 10.