First Time Funds: The fundraising environment is strong; the fundraising process is hard

Posted Jan 31, 2018

Raising capital for a first time private equity fund is difficult.  First time fund managers often are surprised by how long it takes to secure enough capital commitments to hold a fund’s initial closing, particularly when seeking commitments from institutional investors.

The good news is that first time funds have recently been in favor with investors.  First time fund managers have seen growth every year since 2013, both in terms of the number of funds raised and in the percentage of the industry’s overall fund raises, according to Pitchbook.

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