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The Flood of Capital into Private Equity

Though it slackened last year, PE fund-raising has been on a torrid pace.

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The Flood of Capital into Private Equity

By historical standards, private equity funds attracted an impressive amount of capital in 2018. Although the pace fell off a bit from 2017’s record-breaking performance, funds raised $714 billion from investors during the year—the third-largest total ever. That brought the amount raised since 2014 to a stunning $3.7 trillion, the strongest five-year performance in the industry’s history.   

Bain partner Hugh MacArthur is a director in the firm’s Boston office and head of Bain’s Global Private Equity practice.

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