Chart of the Week: Emerging Markets Fundraising

Emerging market unlisted infrastructure fundraising has already surpassed 2012.  

According to Infrastructure Investor Research & Analytics, the 2013 ytd unlisted infrastructure fundraising for emerging market has already surpassed that of 2012, with $5.70 billion raised globally by 7 funds.  

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The chart above shows the amount of capital collected for emerging markets has increased steadily from $3.55 billion in 2008 to $5.70 billion in 2013, despite a suddenly surge in 2009. However, in the meantime, the number of funds closed has decreased dramatically since 2011, from 24 funds to a record low of 7 funds this year, indicating the average size of the funds has been increasing over the years.

2013 sees the largest average fund size of six years at $814.8 million. Four out of the seven funds closed in 2013 were billion dollar funds. The largest fund closed in the year was China Life Suzhou Urban Development Industrial Investment, a $1.65 billion fund that targets social infrastructure sector in China.