Download: Coronavirus? H1 fundraising is infra’s best

With just shy of $45bn raised in Q1, it's uncertain whether H2 will perform as strongly in the midst of a global pandemic.

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There’s a global pandemic going on, so you’d be forgiven if you did a double take on our headline. Still, it’s true that fundraising for unlisted, closed-ended funds has just posted its strongest H1 performance since we started collecting data in 2008, with nearly $57 billion raised. Caveats: Brookfield Asset Management‘s fourth flagship infrastructure fund – closed in Q1 – accounts for $20 billion of that total. And just shy of $45 billion was raised in Q1.

The big question, of course, is: will this strong performance hold up in H2, considering there is a global pandemic going on and it won’t feature another record-breaking close like Brookfield’s? With $168 billion sought by funds in market – and blue-chips like Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, Antin Infrastructure Partners and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, targeting $10 billion, $6.8 billion and $6.2 billion for their respective funds – it just might.

Dive into our interactive report (hover over top right to go full screen) for a fuller analysis of the figures, including average fund size (spoiler: it’s the highest ever), time on the road, top 10 funds closed and more. Download a PDF of the full report here and the data here.