At KKR, the fundraising never stops. Mere days after closing its latest Americas buyout fund on $13.9 billion—the second-largest in the world since 2013—the private equity juggernaut is back at it, with AltAssets reporting that the firm has put an $8.5 billion hard cap on its next Asia fund, the firm’s third. The most recent edition of the KKR Asia series closed on $6 billion in 2013.
Another investor, meanwhile, is eyeing a mega-fund of its own: Insight Venture Partners, which is targeting $6 billion for its 10th tech-focused growth fund, also according to AltAssets. A close will of course be some ways off, but the vehicle will likely still represent a rapid turnaround from its predecessor, Insight Venture Partners IX, which closed in 2015 with $4.75 billion in commitments (including a co-investment vehicle).
Many well-known hedge fund managers are also philanthropists, and many of them have their own foundations. Seth Klarman of Baupost is one of those with his own foundation, and he invested in a handful of hedge funds through his foundation. This list of Klarman's favorite hedge funds is based on the Klarman Family Foundation's 990 Read More
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