Private Placement Industry Insights as of April 30, 2021

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021 and is filed under Industry Reporting

We recently released our April Private Placement Insights report. See the highlights from the report below, or if you are a Premium Reporting subscriber, log in now to see the entire report. If you don’t have access, you can request a free trial.

  • April was the slowest month of the year in terms of private placement fund activity but historically this is the case as well. The 13 funds added during the month was less than half the 28 added in March but is three funds more than April 2020 – which was one of our slowest months ever as the pandemic had started to impact the markets.
  • 79 new funds have been added this year, putting us ahead in terms of new fund coverage (+36%) and aggregate target raise (+44%). Real estate categories have slowed, while our coverage of private equity/debt and hedge funds has increased.
  • As of May 1st, AI Insight covers 194 private placements currently raising capital, with an aggregate target raise of $20.5 billion and an aggregate reported raise of $10.1 billion or 49% of target.
  • Despite a slowdown recently, real estate-related funds, including 1031s, opportunity zones, and non-1031 real estate LLCs and LPs represent the largest component of our private placement coverage, at 69% of funds and 55% of target raise. Private equity/debt funds represent a relatively small amount of our coverage in terms of the number of funds at only 17%. However, our acquisition by iCapital is allowing us to enhance our coverage of private equity and debt more than ever before.
  • In terms of our coverage by general objective, income is the largest component at 49% of funds, while growth and growth & income follow at 30% and 21%, respectively.
  • The average size of the funds currently raising capital is $105.5 million, ranging from $1.8 million for a specified private equity offering to $3.1 billion for a sector specific private BDC. Six funds do not report a target or current capital raise.
  • 85% of private placements we cover use the 506(b) exemption, 12% use 506(c) and 3% have not yet filed their Form D with the SEC.
  • 17 private placements closed to new investors in April and 59 have closed in 2021. Funds that closed this year have been on the market for an average of 352 days. The funds that reported raised 92% of target. 86% met or exceeded their target and only two funds that closed raised less than half of their target.
  • ON DECK: there are nine new private placements coming soon.

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