Market At A Glance

U.S.-based buyout and mezzanine firms collected about $26.1billion in commitments during the first quarter, with nearly $1.7 billion from mezzanine funds. The 2013 fundraising drive is slightly behind 2012’s pace. At this time last year, fundraising stood at $26.5 billion.

Exits Ease Up In First Quarter

Exiting by U.S.-based financial sponsors has been laid-back during the first three months of the New Year. By the numbers, exits both by mergers and acquisitions and those by initial public offerings have been slow.

Chart of the Week: PE Benchmarks Vary Greatly At 10-Year Mark

The Private Equity Growth Capital Council issued a performance update report in mid-March that shows quite a bit of disparity among the major PE benchmarks at the 10-year mark, from 9.1 percent on the low end to 20.4 percent at the high end.

Market At A Glance

Fundraising by U.S.-based buyout and mezzanine funds nudged slightly higher during the last two weeks and stands at more than $19.1 billion.

Market At A Glance

Domestic buyout and mezzanine firms have secured about $19 billion in commitments so far this year. The latest roundup includes two closing above $1 billion.

Market At A Glance

Buyouts and mezzanine firms in the U.S. have collectively secured about $12.2 billion in commitments so far in 2013.

Market At A Glance

The past two weeks reflect a number of fundraising moves by U.S.-based buyout and mezzanine firms that pushed total capital committed in 2013 to about $8.6 billion.

Market At A Glance

Fundraising by U.S.-based firms have collectively captured $6.4 billion in capital so far this year. The aggregate was helped by the efforts of Silver Lake.