Altaris healthcare fund triples target from predecessor

New Jersey's state pension system committed $100 mln to Altaris Health Partners V.

Altaris Capital Partners kicked off fundraising for its fifth healthcare fund and already has a big investment from New Jersey Division of Investment, according to meeting documents.

The system committed $100 million to Altaris Health Partners V, which the State Investment Council reviewed at its meeting Wednesday.

The fund has a $2.5 billion target and a $3 billion hard-cap. It has the industry standard 2 percent management fee, 20 percent carry and 8 percent hurdle. Altaris itself will make a 10 percent commitment to the fund.

That target is more than triple Altaris’s previous healthcare fund, which targeted $800 million and had a $1 billion hard-cap, as Buyouts reported.

The fund will make both majority and minority investments, which will include buyouts, corporate carve-outs, break-ups, corporate partnerships, take-privates and recapitalizations.

The documents also provided performance data for the firm’s four previous healthcare funds. Fund I had a 2003 vintage, a 13.1 percent net internal rate of return and a net 1.73x total value to paid-in multiple. Fund II, a 2008 vintage, generated a 25.5 percent IRR and 2.57x TVPI.

Fund III, a 2014 vintage, produced a 30.3 percent IRR and 1.78x TVPI, and 2018 vintage Fund IV was pulling a 19.9 percent net IRR and a 1.15x TVPI.

Altaris was founded in 2003 by George E. Aitken-Daives and Daniel G. Tully. The firm did not respond to a request for comment.

In December, the firm acquired “substantially all” of 3M’s drug delivery business in a $650 million deal, according to sister title PE Hub.

Action item: read Altaris Capital Partner’s form ADV here.

Correction: this post and headline have been updated to reflect that Altaris’s fifth healthcare fund is targeting triple its predecessor, not double.