U.S.-based buyout and mezzanine fundraising erupted over the past two weeks. Since Buyouts last went to press, the yearly total escalated by $29.7 billion. So far, 2017 has seen $82.3 billion raised and leads this time a year ago by ...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!