Chart of the Week: Fundraising reached 5 year peak

  Infrastructure fundraising reached 2008 level. Average fund closing size upward trending  

In the first ten months of 2013, unlisted infrastructure fundraising has reached almost the same level as in 2008, raising $34.2 billion across 36 funds globally.



Since 2011, we could see the yearly capital amount raised in the asset class was steadily increasing, while the number of funds closed each year was dropping, which indicates funds were getting bigger. The average fund size in 2011, 2012 and 2013 January to October is $300 million, $550 million and $950 million respectively. In the meantime, more funds tend to have a broader geographical scope of investments. In 2013, 59% of the capital raised was deployed with global or multi-regional strategy, while the number is 32% and 50% in 2011 and 2012 respectively. The largest fund closed in 2013 so far is Brookfield's $7 billion Infrastructure Fund II, followed by Macquarie Group's European Infrastructure Fund 4 (EUR2.75 billion) and EQT Infrastructure Fund II (EUR1.93 billion).