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Private equity fundraising hits major soft spot

No matter how you slice the data, it’s clear that private equity funds are finding it much more difficult to raise money.

First there’s a drop in the total amount raised, falling to $67-billion (U.S.) globally in the first quarter of 2013, according to Preqin, the lowest amount in about a year and a half.