Madison Dearborn Partners closed its latest flagship private equity fund, Madison Dearborn Capital Partners VIII, at its hard cap of $5 billion.
The fund closed above its fundraising target of $4.5 billion. The previous fund, Madison Dearborn Capital Partners VII, closed at $4.4 billion in 2016.
The fund pursues investments in U.S. middle-market and upper-middle-market companies.
Investors in the new fund include the $463.9 billion California Public Employees’ Retirement System, Sacramento; and the $164.9 billion Washington State Investment Board, Olympia.