Switzerland-based Partners Group has raised $ 15 billion to invest in private equity deals, including $ 6 billion for its flagship private equity fund.
Investors are a mix of new and existing clients, the group said, including public and corporate pension plans, sovereign wealth funds and insurance companies.
The founders, partners and employees of Partners Group have also made a substantial commitment, bringing the total amount invested to $ 3 billion to date.
The fund has already invested in 17 companies, including Blue River Petcare in the United States, Rovensa, a manufacturer of plant nutrition products in Portugal, and Pharmathen, a pharmaceutical company in Europe.
The remainder of the capital will be deployed globally in mid-sized companies in four sectors, namely goods and products, health and life, services and technology.
Todd Miller, Managing Director of Private Equity, said: “We are working to identify transformative trends in the industry and then seek out the companies with the greatest potential to take advantage of them – our goal is to help the winners of tomorrow realize their potential.
“To drive growth, we apply entrepreneurial governance to create high performing boards of directors and work with management teams on targeted value creation initiatives. “
Partners Group is based in Zug and has invested $ 150 billion in private equity, real estate, debt and infrastructure since 1996. It manages more than $ 119 billion in assets. The group’s third buyout fund, closed in 2017, has a net internal rate of return of 22% and a total value payable in multiples of 1.95 times.
The alternative asset management group is listed in Switzerland and its share price was up 2.87% Tuesday morning to CHF 1,610.