U.S.-based buyout and mezzanine fundraising ground to a halt in the past two weeks, adding only $700 million to its yearly total. That total sits at $17.2 billion, lagging this time last year by $8.3 billion, or 32.5 percent. Carlyle ...ATTENTION, FUNDRAISERS. Don't miss our 10th annual PartnerConnect West on Oct. 9-11 in beautiful Half Moon Bay, California. More than 400 PE, VC and real estate GPs, LPs and service providers are expected to attend for fundraising, deal-making and golf. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!