Chart of the week: Private debt fundraising in Asia-Pacific

 Fundraising for Asia-Pacific focused funds in H1 almost matches the full year 2014 levels  

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Our data shows a sustained interest in the Asia-Pacific region, with total fundraising averaging $2.60 billion per year between 2011 and 2013. There was an abrupt change in the amount of capital amassed by fund managers focusing on this region in 2014, a decrease of 57 percent from the previous year. Investment vehicles managed by firms launching funds which closed in this year averaged relatively small target sizes – $216.2 million – compared to the average target size of funds closed between 2011 and 2013 – $303.5 million.

Over the whole period, US fund managers account for 27 percent of all institutions targeting the region, while local firms make up almost 60 percent of this total. Another interesting finding highlighted by our data is the proportion of debt capital directed towards India and China: the two Asian countries present in the BRIC regions represent 52 percent of the total raised.

The capital raised as of Q2 2015 has almost reached 2014’s total, highlighting a positive outlook for LPs and GPs. If the activity in the second half of 2015 continues at a similar pace, the total capital raised in 2015 might reach fundraising levels similar to those in 2011-2013.