Kempen European Private Equity Fund II, the private equity fund managed by Van Lanschot Kempen closed last week with total committed capital of €245 million. This means that the maximum target size of the fund has been reached.
Sven Smeets, Managing Director of the Private Markets team, explains: “We are proud of the trust that our investors have placed in us. The huge interest in the fund has, in a relatively short period, led to the successful final closing of the fund. This further strengthens the commitment of our team and we are looking forward to continue and expand the construction of the investment portfolio. We will keep our investors well-informed about this process.”
We have noted increasing demand from institutional and private investors for alternative investments. In less than five years, the Private Markets team has successfully introduced various strategies that meet this demand. Through our long-term focus, we want to continue to offer our clients added value - now and in the future.”
The Private Markets team at Van Lanschot Kempen manages assets based on three strategies and since its start in the summer of 2017, has accumulated assets under management of around €1.2 billion. One of the funds that it manages, Kempen European Private Equity Fund II is aimed at the small to mid-market segment of the European buy-out private equity market. It is a hybrid investment fund that combines investments in private equity partnerships with direct co-investments in companies.