Gerenciamento de Projetos

Venture capital sets record

from: The Tech Chronicles

It’s not exactly edge-of-your-seat time, since we forecast the record-setting news several times already, but venture capital in 2006 recorded the highest year since 2001 with 200 funds raising $28.5 billion, even though private equity fundraising slowed considerably in the fourth quarter, Thomson Financial and the National Venture Capital Association reported today.

During the fourth quarter, 37 venture capital funds raised a total of $2.8 billion, and 39 buyout and mezzanine funds raised $17.8 billion.

Mark Heesen, president of the National Venture Capital Association, said the fundraising dip was welcome because most firms are now focused on investing the funds they have raised in the last three years.

Interesting factoid: The $2.8 billion raised in the fourth quarter by venture capital firms was the lowest amount raised by the fewest number of funds in the past three years.

Venture capital funds raising the most money in the fourth quarter were Benchmark Europe III L.P. with $550 million, Granite Global Ventures III with $400 million and Sofinnova Venture Partners with $375 million. For all of 2006, the largest funds raised were Oak Investment Partners XII LP at nearly $2.6 billion, followed by New Enterprise Associates 12 LP at $2.5 billion and VantagePoint Venture Partners 2006 LP and Polaris Venture Partners V LP, both at $1 billion.

Buyout and mezzanine funds also slowed their pace, with 39 funds raising $17.8 billion in the fourth quarter. Still, the funds hit a fundraising high of $102.9 billion with 138 funds.

The largest buyout fund closing for year 2006 was TPG Partners V LP, which closed $14 billion, followed by Bain Capital Fund IX at $8 billion. The largest buyout fund raised for the quarter was GTCR Fund IX LP which closed nearly $2.8 billion. Some notable buyout funds closings were Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners VI with $2.7 billion and Green Equity Investors V closing with nearly $2 billion.

Posted By: Jessica Guynn (Email) | January 16 2007 at 10:34 AM

janeiro 22, 2007 - Posted by | Dicas, Dinheiro, Financiamento, Investimento, Notícias

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