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Private equity capital hits historic level in 2017

Last year, the world's private equity funds' assets under management reached a milestone, a new study finds.

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The amount of money the world's private equity funds had under management at the end of 2017 leapt to USD 3.06 trillion (EUR 2.62 trillion), according to an analysis by Preqin.

This is 20 percent higher than the previous year, and the highest level and highest growth rate ever seen, writes Preqin.

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