Global Fund Banking Outlook Q1 2021

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Key takeaways

Despite the challenges caused by COVID-19, private equity had another record-breaking year in 2020.


Another trillion-dollar year for private capital dry powder

Deal volumes in 2020 remained consistent with 2019 levels.


A new normal is on the horizon

Many general partners (GPs) plan to adopt a hybrid work model and resume at least some travel going forward.


Time to fundraise remained steady

Despite the shift from in-person to virtual fundraising, GPs were able to raise capital on the same timeline as they did in 2019.