PODCAST: Behind the latest PE and private debt fundraising numbers

PEI's editorial team looks at the record $180bn raised for private equity in Q1 2021 and how average fund sizes for private debt funds topped $1bn for the first time during the quarter.

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Fundraising for private equity vehicles hit the highest first quarterly period on record in Q1 this year with $180.2 billion raised. At the same time, private debt funds – which had their lowest first quarter fundraising period in five years – topped $1 billion on average per fund for the first time in history.

Join editors and reporters from PEI Media’s various publications in this 16-minute discussion on what drove PE fundraising in the first quarter, what’s next for private debt fundraising and how the rest of the year may pan out.