CVC Credit Partners closes Apidos XXXIII CLO Fund

CVC Credit Partners has closed CLOs in both the U.S. and Europe in the last month

CVC Credit Partners (“CVC Credit”) is pleased to announce that it has closed Apidos XXXIII, a Collateralized Loan Obligation (“CLO”) fund totalling $400 million. This is the second CLO fund CVC Credit has closed in the last month, following the closing of Cordatus XVII in June. Together these funds total $720 million (€630 million) of new issuance and increase CVC Credit Partners global CLO asset under management to approximately $15.8 billion.

Adipos XXXIII, was arranged by Goldman Sachs and is CVC Credit’s second new-issue to close in the U.S. in 2020. As with previous Apidos CLOs, the fund is primarily comprised of broadly syndicated First Lien Senior Secured Loans.

Cordatus XVII is a €290 million European focused CLO arranged by Natixis. This was CVC Credit’s first European CLO closed in 2020, having completed three in 2019. European CLO assets under management now stand at c.$6.3 billion.

Gretchen Bergstresser, Global Head of Performing Credit at CVC Credit Partners, said: “Pricing and closing two CLOs in such quick succession is a great result, and all the more impressive in the context of the challenging economic conditions of the past few months. Both U.S. and European raisings have been a real team effort with our New York and London based teams working simultaneously across both CLOs.

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EQT concludes strategic review of Credit business segment with sale to Bridgepoint

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EQT AB (“EQT”) today announced that following the review of future strategic options for the business
segment Credit (“Credit”), a definitive agreement has been reached to sell the Credit business to
Bridgepoint (the “Transaction”). Despite the difficult market environment, there was considerable
interest in the business. The sale ensures that Credit gets a new owner able to support its growth
prospects and permits EQT to further focus its efforts on building scalable value-add strategies
focused on active ownership.

Established in 2008, Credit is the smallest of EQT’s three business segments with approximately EUR
4 billion of assets under management (“AUM”) as of 31 December 2019 in three complementary
strategies: Special Situations, Direct Lending and Senior Debt. This represented around ten percent of
EQT’s total AUM. The Credit business segment had total revenues of EUR 35.8 million and a gross
segment result of EUR 12.3 million in the financial year ended 31 December 2019. The business
segment employs approximately 40 professionals, including five Partners. Since inception, Credit has
raised over EUR 7 billion of capital and invested in over 180 companies.

Christian Sinding, CEO of EQT AB, said: “This is an important step on our path of focusing on
investment strategies which can fully utilize EQT’s governance and impact ownership model. We are
delighted to have found such a great new home for the Credit business segment and the dedicated
team of credit specialists. Together with Bridgepoint, the Credit platform is well positioned to capture
the future growth prospects and develop its offering even further. I would like to take this opportunity to
thank Andrew Konopelski and the entire Credit team for their contribution to EQT. It has been a great
collaboration over the last 12 years and I wish them well in the next stage of their journey.”

Andrew Konopelski, Head of EQT Credit, continued: “As part of EQT, we have developed a diversified
credit platform capable of investing across the capital structure. We have grown and implemented a
thematic and due-diligence focused investment approach and an operational mindset. The resilience
of the portfolios during these unprecedented times demonstrates the strength of our model as we look
toward the future. We are excited by the considerable opportunities that we see ahead for private
credit. With Bridgepoint as our partner, we will undoubtedly continue our growth path together while
sharing similar values. I would like to thank the entire EQT community for their support over the
years.”

William Jackson, Managing Partner at Bridgepoint, added: “This moves our credit strategy and
ambitions significantly forward and provides further diversification for the Bridgepoint Group in line with
our strategic objective of offering a broader range of compelling middle market focused alternative
asset investment strategies. It will also broaden Bridgepoint Credit’s geographic exposure with an
enhanced presence in the Nordic region, Germany and the US, adding to our existing teams in
London and Paris.”
PRESS RELEASE 18 June 2020
EQT AB (publ)
Regeringsgatan 25
SE-111 53 Stockholm
Sweden Tel: +46 8 506 55 300
VAT number: SE556849418001

The Credit segment will be reported as discontinued operations in the half year report. The
Transaction is not expected to have a material impact on EQT AB’s central functions. The proceeds
are expected to be used to continue to deliver on EQT’s defined growth strategy.
The Transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory, anti-trust and certain
fund investor clearances, with completion expected to take place in the fourth quarter of 2020. The
parties have agreed not to disclose the terms of the Transaction. JP Morgan has acted as financial
advisor and Kirkland & Ellis and Travers Smith as legal advisors to EQT on the Transaction.

Contact
Kim Henriksson, CFO, +46 8 506 55 300
Nina Nornholm, Head of Communications, +46 70 855 03 56
EQT Press Office, press@eqtpartners.com, +46 8 506 55 334

About EQT
EQT is a differentiated global investment organization with a 25-year track-record of consistent
investment performance across multiple geographies, sectors, and strategies. EQT has raised more
than EUR 62 billion since inception and currently has around EUR 40 billion in assets under
management across 19 active funds within three business segments – Private Capital, Real Assets
and Credit.

With its roots in the Wallenberg family’s entrepreneurial mindset and philosophy of long-term
ownership, EQT is guided by a set of strong values and a distinct corporate culture. EQT manages
and advises funds and vehicles that invest across the world with the mission to future-proof
companies, generate attractive returns and make a positive impact with everything EQT does.

The EQT AB group comprises EQT AB (publ) and its direct and indirect subsidiaries, which include
general partners and fund managers of EQT funds as well as entities advising EQT funds. EQT has
offices in 17 countries across Europe, Asia Pacific and North America with more than 700 employees.

More info: www.eqtgroup.com
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Bridgepoint to acquire EQT’s private debt business

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Bridgepoint, the international alternative asset manager, is to acquire EQT Credit for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition will be combined with Bridgepoint’s existing credit business, with the enlarged group having total AuM of c.€7 billion.

Commenting on the acquisition, Bridgepoint managing partner William Jackson said: “This moves our credit strategy and ambitions significantly forward and provides further diversification for the Bridgepoint Group. This is in line with our strategic objective of offering a broader range of compelling middle market focused alternative asset investment strategies.

“It will also broaden Bridgepoint Credit’s geographic exposure with an enhanced presence in the Nordic region, Germany and the US, adding to our existing teams in London and Paris,” he said.

Established in 2008, EQT Credit has total AuM of €5.6 billion* across its two core strategies of Direct Lending and Special Situations, a team of 27 investment professionals based in London, New York, Munich and Stockholm and employs approximately 40 colleagues in total.

The transaction is subject to regulatory and other consents and is scheduled to complete in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Advisers to Bridgepoint in this transaction included: Rothschild & Co (M&A), PwC (financial & tax dd, structuring), Clifford Chance and Simpson Thacher (legal), Lockton (insurance).

*comprises fee generating AUM and further committed but undrawn capital.

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Launch of Franche-China Coorporation Fund

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BNP Paribas, China Investment Corporation (“CIC”) and Eurazeo are pleased to
announce the launch of the France-China Cooperation Fund with the first close
for 400m€. The Fund will be managed by Eurazeo.

The Fund is being established following plans previously announced in 2019, including a
memorandum of understanding and a subsequent letter of intent signed in the presence of
Presidents Xi Jinping and Emmanuel Macron. The Fund has now held a first close for a total
amount of €400m, underwritten entirely by the BNP Paribas Group, CIC and Eurazeo.
The Fund will seek to invest in French and Continental European companies aiming to open
new pathways for growth in China.

Target companies are expected to be in sectors with significant opportunity in China and where
Eurazeo has an established and strong track record, including advanced industrials, business
services, consumer goods and services, healthcare, and digital technology. The Fund is
actively seeking new investment opportunities alongside Eurazeo’s middle market buyout
strategies, Eurazeo Capital and Eurazeo PME.

The partnership will uniquely draw on the expertise of CIC, BNP Paribas and Eurazeo, namely:
• CIC’s support of the Fund’s investee companies in facilitating their entry into and
development within China;
• BNP Paribas’ deep expertise, local presence and extensive networks of contacts in
France and in Europe;
• Eurazeo’s private equity expertise and recognized ability to grow businesses
internationally, particularly through its local presence in China since 2013.
The initial partners may commit up to an additional €250m to the fund, within a limit of 25% of
the Fund for each of BNP Paribas and CIC. Additional capital may be also raised from third
parties.

Press contacts
BNP Paribas
Sandrine Romano – sandrine.romano@bnpparibas.com – +33 (0)6 71 18 23 05
CIC
Yan Wang – pr@china-inv.cn – +86 (10) 8409 6277
Eurazeo
Havas Paris – Maël Evin – mael.evin@havas.com – +33 (0)6 44 12 14 91

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Global investors buy into record Ardian $19 billion secodaries platform for greater liquidity

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Ardian’s eight generation world’s largest secondaries platform signals continuing maturity of the market. Secondaries market offers necessary liquidity to investors amid global COVID-19 pandemic.

London/New York June 2nd, 2020. Ardian, a world leading private investment house, today announced that its eighth-generation secondaries platform has attracted $19 billion of commitments from investors globally. The programme, which includes $5 billion of co-investment interests, significantly exceeds the $14 billion raised for Ardian’s seventh generation platform in 2016.

The fundraise highlights how the secondaries market has matured to become an important source of liquidity for investors, including insurance companies, pension funds and family offices, as they look to re-balance private equity portfolios and seek yield opportunities for savers amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Ardian has been a pioneer in the development of the global market for the past 20 years. The current fundraise confirms its leadership position.

The Ardian platform attracted 275 investors from nearly 40 countries across the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, illustrating the resilience and continued attractiveness of the asset class. Investors comprise major pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, HNWIs and financial institutions.

There was particularly strong growth among Asian, Latin American and Middle Eastern investors, reflecting Ardian’s increasingly diversified and international client base, and strong relationships across the globe. Ardian’s Fund of Funds platform, which covers both primary and secondary fund of funds, now has $53 billion in assets under management, with an exposure to more than 10,000 portfolio companies through 1,600 underlying funds.

Vincent Gombault, Member of the Executive Committee and Head of Ardian Fund of Funds, said: “In the current environment, the secondaries market has a crucial role to play in providing institutional investors with liquidity. It is a vital tool for pension funds and investors in how they allocate investments in private equity.

“While this is another significant milestone in the growth of our Fund of Funds platform, more important is how it highlights the continued development of the secondaries market. It is now a mature market which will only grow in importance for private equity investors in the years to come.”

Benoît Verbrugghe, Member of the Executive Committee and Head of Ardian US, added: “Our latest fundraise is testament to the strength and depth of our global platform, our excellent asset management capabilities, long-term relationships and the consistent returns that we have offered our investors. Over more than two decades, we have built a vast database of funds and underlying portfolio companies, which gives us a unique insight into the private equity sector. Ardian is well placed to take advantage of the secondary market’s increasingly important role in global finance.”

Olivier Decannière, Member of the Executive Committee and Head of Ardian UK, commented: “This clearly demonstrates the confidence in Ardian and the secondaries platform that we have grown and developed over the years. Our ability to offer our investors diversified private equity exposure underpinned by strong returns is more relevant and compelling now than it ever has been.”

ABOUT ARDIAN

Ardian is a world-leading private investment house with assets of US$96bn managed or advised in Europe, the Americas and Asia. The company is majority-owned by its employees. It keeps entrepreneurship at its heart and focuses on delivering excellent investment performance to its global investor base. Through its commitment to shared outcomes for all stakeholders, Ardian’s activities fuel individual, corporate and economic growth around the world.

Holding close its core values of excellence, loyalty and entrepreneurship, Ardian maintains a truly global network, with more than 680 employees working from fifteen offices across Europe (Frankfurt, Jersey, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Paris and Zurich), the Americas (New York, San Francisco and Santiago) and Asia (Beijing, Singapore, Tokyo and Seoul). It manages funds on behalf of around 1,000 clients through five pillars of investment expertise: Fund of Funds, Direct Funds, Infrastructure, Real Estate and Private Debt.

PRESS CONTACTS

HEADLAND
TOM JAMES
TJames@headlandconsultancy.com
Tel: +44 (0)78 1859 4991

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IK Investment Partners raises €2.85 billion for its ninth Mid Cap fund

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IK Investment Partners (“IK” or “the Firm”), a leading Pan-European private equity firm, is pleased to announce that it has closed its ninth Mid Cap fund, the IK IX Fund (“the Fund”), having reached its hard cap of €2.85 billion. IK’s previous Mid Cap fund, IK VIII, raised €1.85 billion in 2016.

The fundraise attracted significant interest from a high-quality institutional investor base across Europe (60%), North America (30%), Asia (7%) and South America (3%), with over a third of the money raised coming from new limited partners investing in IK funds for the first time.

Reflecting the operational strength of the Firm and its local market footprint with seven offices across Europe, the Fund will continue to invest across its core markets of the Nordics, the DACH region, France and the Benelux. The successful strategy of supporting growing and resilient Mid Cap businesses in the Business Services, Consumer / Food, Engineered Products and Healthcare sectors remains in place.

Christopher Masek, IK CEO, said: “We are grateful for the confidence of our investors in our active approach to transforming European mid-market companies through international reach and sharpened operational capacities. We are confident that the IK IX Fund is well positioned to leverage the strengths and experience acquired over 30 years in this new environment of change and opportunity.”

Mads Ryum Larsen, Head of IR and a Managing Partner, said:
“We are delighted to welcome both new and existing investors to IK IX, our largest ever fund. With our expanded team and on-the-ground expertise in all the markets we operate, we have never been better placed to seek out opportunities and support attractive businesses across Europe.”

Kirkland & Ellis LLP acted as the legal counsel to the Fund.

This press release is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States or any other jurisdiction and interests in the Fund may not be offered or sold in the United States or any other jurisdictions save in accordance with applicable law.

For further questions, please contact:

IK Investment Partners
Mikaela Murekian
Director Communications & ESG
Phone: +44 77 87 573 566
mikaela.murekian@ikinvest.com

About IK Investment Partners
IK Investment Partners (“IK”) is a Pan-European private equity firm focused on investments in the Nordics, DACH region, France, Benelux, and the UK. Since 1989, IK has nearly €13 billion of capital and invested in over 130 European companies. Across its strategies, IK funds support companies with strong underlying potential, partnering with management teams and investors to create robust, well-positioned businesses with excellent long-term prospects. For more information, visit www.ikinvest.com

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A positive outlook for Eurazeo Growth in a more digital world

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Paris, May 6, 2020 – The Eurazeo Growth companies, which currently account for 12% of the Group’s net
asset value (more than € 700 million) are successfully weathering the crisis and most have seen the pace
pick up in their underlying markets.

Since France put in place its lockdown measures and after practices were adapted in record time, a
number of these companies have experienced a significant surge in business, as they offer a digital
alternative in industries that have been badly shaken by the current health crisis. Examples include
Doctolib, a website that enables thousands of health practitioners in France and Germany to continue
consulting patients, as well as ManoMano, Back Market and Vestiaire Collective, which have clocked up
a considerable rise in demand on their retail websites and double-digit year-on-year growth on average,
or Younited Credit, which alongside Bpifrance is distributing fully digital “Recovery Loans” to support SMEs
in France, thereby maintaining strong momentum in its B2B venture, Younited Business Solutions.

In a world undergoing wholesale changes that will need to further harness digital technology, the mediumterm outlook has improved for all Eurazeo Growth companies, in particular those facilitating the digital transformation, such as Adjust, Contentsquare and Payfit. With their strong cash position and as leaders in the market, these companies are well positioned to take advantage of the additional growth opportunities that arise.

This is demonstrated by the success of recent funding rounds, in which Eurazeo invested nearly €150
million and in particular, Back Market with Eurazeo Growth investing €35 million. The strong outlook is
also bolstered by the trust of the Group’s investor partners, which, despite uncertainty in the global market,
have confirmed their interest in the Eurazeo Growth III fund.

About Eurazeo
o Eurazeo is a leading global investment company, with a diversified portfolio of €18,8 billion in assets under
management, including €12,5 billion from third parties, invested in over 430 companies. With its considerable
private equity, venture capital, real estate, private debt and fund of funds expertise, Eurazeo accompanies
companies of all sizes, supporting their development through the commitment of its nearly 300 professionals
and by offering deep sector expertise, a gateway to global markets, and a responsible and stable foothold for
transformational growth. Its solid institutional and family shareholder base, robust financial structure free of
structural debt, and flexible investment horizon enable Eurazeo to support its companies over the long term.

o Eurazeo has offices in Paris, New York, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, London, Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Berlin
and Madrid.
o Eurazeo is listed on Euronext Paris.
o ISIN: FR0000121121 – Bloomberg: RF FP – Reuters: EURA.PA

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The Carlyle Group Leads, Structures Debt Financing for Sterling Investment Partners’ Acquisition of AIMS Companies

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NEW YORK – Global investment firm The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announced it led and structured the debt financing package to support Sterling Investment Partners’ recapitalization of AIMS Companies alongside AIMS’ founder and CEO, Chris Mihaletos. Carlyle’s middle market lending platform, Carlyle Direct Lending, acted as sole lead arranger and sole book runner on the financing.

With approximately $5 billion of assets under management, Carlyle Direct Lending is focused on making directly originated investments across the capital structure, including senior secured loans, unitranche loans and junior debt, primarily in private equity sponsor-backed companies. The team is comprised of more than 30 dedicated investment professionals in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston.

Miles Toben, Principal of Carlyle Direct Lending, said, “We are grateful for our long-standing relationship with Sterling and the opportunity to strengthen our partnership through the AIMS transaction. We look forward to supporting AIMS’ robust pipeline of new contract and M&A opportunities under Sterling’s ownership.”

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, AIMS is a leading national provider of infrastructure inspection, maintenance and support services to the municipal, utility, industrial and energy end-markets. The company’s complementary services, including pipe inspection and cleaning, hydroexcavation and vacuum and hydroblast cleaning, are critical to its customers’ ability to maintain operational workflow and regulatory compliance. The company’s cross-trained workforce, expansive fleet of over 400 units, strategically-positioned 15 branch locations and company-wide culture of safety and performance have enabled AIMS to become a trusted partner to its customer base.

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About The Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across four business segments: Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit and Investment Solutions. With $217 billion of assets under management as of March 31, 2020, Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, portfolio companies and the communities in which we live and invest. The Carlyle Group employs more than 1,775 people in 32 offices across six continents. Further information is available at www.carlyle.com. Follow The Carlyle Group on Twitter @OneCarlyle.

Carlyle Global Credit is the credit investment arm of The Carlyle Group with approximately $49 billion of assets under management. The group’s investment strategies span the credit spectrum: liquid credit, illiquid credit and real assets credit. Since 1999, Carlyle Global Credit has provided creative solutions for borrowers and delivered attractive risk-adjusted returns for investors by drawing on the deep credit expertise and disciplined underwriting capabilities of our over 150 investment professionals and by leveraging the resources and industry expertise of Carlyle’s global network.

About Sterling Investment Partners
Sterling Investment Partners is a private equity firm that has been investing in and building middle-market companies for over 29 years with a highly-experienced, cohesive team of senior investment professionals. Sterling acquires businesses that the firm believes have strong, sustainable competitive advantages and significant opportunities for value creation. Over its history, Sterling has completed over 170 transactions, representing $17.5 billion in transaction value. Key industries Sterling focuses on include value-added distribution and business services.

Media contact:
Brittany Berliner
+1 (212) 813-4839
brittany.berliner@carlyle.com

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Verso Capital acquires and accelerates spin-offs with a new €100 million fund

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INVESTMENTS IN FUNDS – 4.5.2020

The new €100 million fund acquires businesses that have strong growth potential but are not living up to their full potential in the current ownership.

Verso Capital is a growth stage buyout investor with a special focus on carve-out situations. The new €100 million sector agnostic fund acquires businesses that have €5-50 million revenues but suffer from growth or profitability bottlenecks. Typical cases are carve-outs from larger corporations and rearrangements of joint ventures, but the fund also invests in existing growth companies to help drive accelerated growth through M&A transactions. With offices in Helsinki and Munich, Verso Capital invests across Europe with a focus on the Nordic, DACH and North-European markets.

“The shift in the world economy forces companies to focus on their core activities. Verso has a quick and efficient process to carve out businesses that are not able to grow to their full potential in the current ownership,” says Anssi Kariola, Managing Partner, Verso Capital. “We build new growth companies from non-core businesses working in close co-operation with the current operative management.”

The first investors in Verso Fund III are KRR IIITesi, pension funds IlmarinenVarma and Elo, as well as NokiaValeado AB and Etrisk Oy with a total investment commitment of €66 million. The target size for the fund is €100 million and fundraising will continue until the end of 2020.

Unique investment focus: turning non-core businesses into new growth companies

Verso Fund III acquires businesses that can grow faster as new independent companies. The Verso team has extensive transaction expertise and own methodology to speed up and simplify the carve-out process while reducing carve-out costs. The Verso team then actively supports these new growth companies to achieve international success.

Acquisition and investment targets can include non-core businesses inside larger companies, rearrangement of joint ventures, or any business that is unable to live up to its full potential in the current ownership. For example, businesses, that were transferred to a new owner as part of a larger M&A transaction but do not fully fit the buyer’s strategy, may have a better chance of success as independent companies.

“Not all businesses can be optimally developed inside large organisations. We create new international growth companies by focusing on the needs of the business as an independent company,” says Anssi Kariola, Managing Partner, Verso Capital. ”Our team has experience from more than 100 carve-out transactions, making us an efficient and reliable partner in all possible transaction situations.”

Verso Capital

Verso Capital is a growth stage buyout investor that specializes in carve-out situations. We acquire and invest in European B2B companies and businesses that have good growth potential and revenues up to €50m, but currently are suffering from growth bottlenecks. Our team has experience from over 100 carveout and M&A transactions – we have the necessary know-how and methodology to execute even complicated transactions quickly and efficiently. We are typically a majority investor and spend a considerable amount of our time working together with the management in order to solve growth and profitability bottlenecks. We manage three funds with a total of €126 million in assets under management. Our offices are in Helsinki and Munich.

Contact for more information:
Anssi Kariola

Managing Partner
Verso Capital Oy
+358 50 589 0520
anssi.kariola@versocapital.com

www.versocapital.com

 

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Software and technology investor Fortino Capital is kicking off its second Benelux VC fund

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targeting early growth companies

ANTWERP, April 10, 2020 – Fortino Capital Partners is raising the successor of its first VC-fund. Fortino Capital Venture II is aiming for a target size of €80 million and will be focussing on promising early stage European software and technology companies with a regional bias to the Benelux. As of today a total of €45 million in commitments have been signed up.

With its second VC fund, Fortino Capital Partners now has three funds in its portfolio.

The first VC fund, Fortino Capital I, with a capital of €80 million, is to date invested in 8  software companies including Teamleader (BE), BuyBay (NL) and Bloomon (NL). The fund is also an investor in Dobco and Riaktr, two companies that are actively involved in the diagnosing and monitoring of Covid-19. The fund has also realized a few important exits: Melita, Trendminer, Zentrick and Piesync, currently a subsidiary of Hubspot.

The second fund, Fortino Capital Growth PE I, is a growth private equity fund with a capital of €242 million targeting larger enterprises and their management, banking on accelerated organic growth. The fund currently supports MobileXpense (BE), Efficy CRM (BE) and Odin Groep (NL).

Fortino Capital Venture II, now its third fund, will continue its predecessor’s strategy and is targeting investments in successful start-up and scale up companies with a focus on software and technology.

Duco Sickinghe, Managing Partner Fortino: We are living through uncertain and tough times and as an investment company we would like to, more than ever, send out a sign of hope and trust to young entrepreneurs. With our new fund we would like to reiterate our trust in entrepreneurs, driving the digitalization of our economy and society. We will use our new capital, our experience and our expertise to boost the success story of early growth companies. We believe in the future and therefore would like to send out this positive signal. We are delighted that many investors follow the same philosophy and have reiterated their trust in Fortino.”

Fortino Capital Venture II is targeting minority participations in successful and ambitious early growth Benelux companies with entry investment tickets ranging from €500,000 to €5 million, and sufficient capacity for successor capital rounds.

Amongst our investors we count many well-known private investors and entrepreneurs as well as strong institutional investors such as PMV and SFPI-FPIM.

Arie Kuipers, CEO Buybay, one of the companies in Fortino’s first VC-fund confirms the importance of a viable investment partner:  “It is comforting in these turbulent times to know that one can count on investors believing in and supporting innovation and leadership. We are getting closer to a post Covid-19 period where innovative entrepreneurs will make the difference in an accelerated digital transformation. The track record of Fortino, the team and their expertise help us to make the difference and privileged partner to turn our strategy into reality.”

About Fortino Capital Partners

Fortino Capital is a leading venture capital and growth private equity firm investing in European software and technology companies with a focus on Benelux. Our mission is supporting ambitious management teams in realising their growth plans.

We invest in early growth (venture capital) and more mature companies (growth capital) for which organic growth is at the hart of their strategy. Fortino has offices in Belgium and the Netherlands. Fortino is currently investor in Odin Groep (NL), MobileXpense (BE), Tenzinger (NL), Teamleader (BE), Bloomon (NL) and Buybay (NL).

www.fortinocapital.com.

 

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