Chart of the Week: Opportunistic and Debt Funds Lead 2013

 An aggregate $39.3 billion was raised by PERE funds with opportunistic strategies, followed by an aggregate $28.4 billion raised for PERE debt funds  


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 PERE Research & Analytics’ fundraising numbers show that strategy wise, the largest amount of capital raised in 2013 was for opportunistic funds, followed by funds with debt strategies. In the course of the year, debt funds have replaced value added strategies as the second most popular strategy type, raising $9.5 billion more than the strategy it once shadowed.


The top three funds closed in 2013 with debt strategies were Lone Star Fund VIII managed by Lone Star Funds with $5.1 billion in commitments, Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies II managed by the Blackstone Group with $3.5 billion, and Longbow UK Real Estate Debt Investments III managed by ICG-Longbow Real Estate Capital with $1.1 billion in commitments.