Private Equity Fund Raising – Form D Filings Study
Private equity activity has increased dramatically since the launch of our Research Database in 2005, especially in the middle market – more firms, substantially more capital.
Besides our own internal database, year-to-year changes in Form D filings provide another indicator for private equity capital raising activity.
Using data from 88,000 Form D filings over the past three years, I compared the capital raising trends for private equity funds, hedge funds and venture capital funds.
Here’s what I found…