DOWNLOAD: Q3 fundraising ends as second strongest since 2015

With $78.5bn raised during the first nine months, 2020 might not break any records, but fundraising has remained strong in this most challenging year.

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Unlisted infrastructure fundraising in the first nine months of 2020 seems to have defied all odds, ending with a total of $78.5 billion, thus becoming the second strongest Q1-Q3 period since 2015, according to Infrastructure Investor‘s Q3 Fundraising Report, now available to download.

While LPs took a brief pause in March and April to assess the damage done to their portfolios as a result of covid – with on-site due diligence and in-person meetings put on hold – the final tally for the nine-month period ending 30 September is no mean feat.

Brookfield Asset Management‘s $20 billion close on Fund IV was certainly a major contributor. But other notable fund closes include Antin Infrastructure Partners IV on its hard-cap of €6.5 billion and Energy Capital Partners, which raised a total of $6.8 billion for its fourth fund and for co-investments.

Consolidation in the sector continued – consider that of the 57 funds closed, 47 raised just $500 million more than Brookfield did for Fund IV.

For more information on the trends and highlights that shaped fundraising activity in Q3, be sure to check our interactive report. You can also download the report as a PDF here and download the data here.