The Secret Behind Private Equity’s Growth and High Rates of Return

According to data from Thomson Reuters, the volume of deals involving private equity firms climbed 29 percent to $143.7 billion in the first half of the year, the highest level since 2007. In fact, the largest every pure buyout fund was raised this year by Apollo Global Management with $23.5 billion in commitments, while CVC Capital Partners hauled in €16 billion from investors.

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