Private Placement Insights as of November 30, 2020

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 and is filed under Industry Reporting

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  • Private placement fund activity slowed in November although it remains well above the mid-year COVID-19 slowdown. Year-over-year our coverage is down (-4% in new funds and -7% in target raise), especially on the real estate side, while some of the smaller areas of our coverage have increased. Energy, preferred, and private equity/ debt offerings are way up with strategies focused on opportunities created by the COVID-19 market dislocation. The 170 funds added in 2020 were offered by 69 separate sponsors.
  • As of December 1st, AI Insight covers 192 private placements currently raising capital, with an aggregate target raise of $18.6 billion and an aggregate reported raise of $10.2 billion or 55% of target.
  • 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 68% of funds and 59% of target raise. Private equity/debt funds represent a relatively small amount of our coverage in terms of the number of funds at only 9%, but tend to be larger and represent 29% of aggregate target raise.
  • In terms of our coverage by general objective, income is the largest component at 51% of funds, while growth and growth & income follow at 30% and 18%, respectively.
  • The average size of the funds currently raising capital is $97.1 million, ranging from $1.9 million for a preferred offering to $3.0 billion for a sector specific private equity/debt fund.
  • 75% of private placements we cover use the 506(b) exemption, 12% use 506(c) and 13% have not yet filed their Form D with the SEC.
  • 17 private placements closed in November, with roughly 83% meeting or exceeding their target raise. 157 funds have closed year-to-date, having been on the market for an average of 330 days and reporting they raised 69% of their target on average. 85% met or exceeded targets, and only 10% were able to raise less than half of their target. Four funds did not report a raise.
  • Seven private placements suspended offerings and one terminated due to uncertainties related to COVID-19.
  • ON DECK: as of December 1st, there were eight new private placements coming soon.

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