Carlyle Group Inc. is seeking to raise $8.5 billion for its biggest-ever Asian buyout fund, people familiar with the matter said.
The Washington-based private equity firm has started meeting investors for its sixth buyout fund in the region, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private. It’s aiming to bring in about 30% more capital than its last Asian offering, which closed at $6.55 billion in 2018.
Private equity firms are seeking to cash in on institutional investors’ thirst for higher returns and shore up their coffers to cater for robust demand for private assets. Asia Pacific-focused funds raised $144 billion last year, up 7% from 2020, according to research from consultancy Bain & Co.
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