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Blackstone Weighs Up to Record $30 Billion for Flagship Fund

  • At that level, it would be largest private equity fund ever
  • The industry is seeking to raise a record $1 trillion

Blackstone Inc. is preparing to raise what could be the industry’s largest buyout fund on record. 

The firm may seek as much as $30 billion for its next flagship private equity fund, according to people familiar with the matter. No target has been set but fundraising could begin next year, said the people, asking not to be identified discussing internal plans.