The private equity asset class has seen a surge of new money as of late. Private equity funds raised a record $940 billion in 2021. Private equity managers now manage $10 trillion in assets, a sum that has quadrupled over the past 15 years. In the first quarter of 2022 US private equity funds invested roughly $222 billion across 1,418 deals. Of this $222 billion invested, the technology sector was the largest recipient with about $66 billion in funding (∼30%).