Chart of the Week: 2014 YTD Global Unlisted Infrastructure Fundraising

Global fundraising slumped in April and May, and surged back in June.

According to Infrastructure Investor’s Research & Analytics, approximately $12 billion has been raised by 16 unlisted infrastructure funds in 2014 year to date. As shown in the chart above, the upward trend drastically inverted in Q2 as there were only 4 funds closed raising about $1.5 billion in April and May. However, the number surged back to over $3.1 billion only halfway through the month of June, which was the highest monthly fundraising number so far this year, owing to the final closing of Greenwich-based First Reserve’s Energy Infrastructure Fund II at $2.5 billion hard cap. Next two largest fund closings came from LS Power Group’s Equity Partners III, which closed at $2.08 billion in February, and KKR’s Energy Income & Growth Fund, which closed at $2 billion in March.