Aequitas Capital seeks $100 mln for latest fund

Firm: Aequitas Capital

Fund: Aequitas Capital Opportunities Fund

Target: $100 million

Amount Raised: $75 million

Placement Agent: None

The Lake Oswego, Oregon-based private equity firm is seeking $100 million for the Aequitas Capital Opportunities Fund, a source told sister website peHUB. The pool is Aequitas’ first institutional fund, the person said.

Aequitas—which is Latin for justice, equality and fairness—was founded in 1993 and focuses on sectors such as healthcare, financial services and education. The firm has closed five investments for the Capital Opportunities fund and is working on a sixth deal, the source said. Aequitas is not using a placement agent, the person said.

In January, William Ruh, a Castle Creek Capital co-founder and former managing principal, joined Aequitas as executive vice president and managing principal.

Executives of Aequitas did not return calls for comment.

Luisa Beltran is a senior writer for peHUB.