Back to School: Fundraising slows in Q3, though post-crisis record still in reach


Apollo Global Management, private equity, Leon Black, SEC
Leon Black, chairman, CEO and director of Apollo Global Management, speaks at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, on May 2, 2016. Photo courtesy Reuters/Lucy Nicholson - RTX2CIE5
  • After historic Q2, PE fundraising total drops to $95 bln
  • Ninth Apollo buyout fund represents a quarter of total
  • $338 bln raised in ’17 so far; record is 2007's $415 bln
Private equity has been eyeing the annual fundraising record this year, but Q3 looks to be a stumbling block on 2017’s path to potential glory. Research firm Preqin reports that 181 private equity funds closed last quarter, raising a total of $95 ...

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