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Scoop: TPG raises over $10 billion for new fund

TPG co-founder David Bonderman. Photo by Horacio Villalobos, Corbis/Getty Images.

TPG, one of the world's largest private equity firms, has closed on over $10 billion in total commitments for its eighth flagship buyout fund and a new healthcare focused fund, per an investor memo obtained by Axios.

Why it matters: Because TPG appears to be back in its investors' good graces, after a stumble earlier this decade.

  • A big part of the rebound can be credited to a bolstered management team, including the 2015 addition of former Goldman Sachs president Jon Winkelried.
  • TPG is targeting a total of $13.5 billion, including $11 billion for TPG Partners VIII and $2.5 billion for TPG Healthcare Partners.
  • There's still no indication that TPG is finally planning for a long-rumored IPO.

A firm spokesman declined comment.