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The fund secured $2.1bn in Q4, CFO Alan Kirshenbaum said in a year-end earnings call, together with more than $400m in side-car co-investment capital.
Among the firm's forthcoming initiatives is a Middle East private equity fund, intended to “leverage our deep relationships” in the region, president Connor Teskey said.
A total of $559bn was raised by buyout, growth equity, secondaries, venture capital and other funds last year, down 9% from the $611bn secured in 2022. Fund closings dropped more significantly, down 17%.
Ranjan, based in the firm’s London office, inherits a much more extensive private equity business than existed just two years ago.
There's a shift in the ongoing dynamic between LPs and GPs, with the former rediscovering leverage as a result of the sluggish market.
Schorr, who left OEP this month, is expected to remain 'an active technology investor,' sources said, with the aim of launching a new private equity firm 'in the very near future.'
“The OceanSound story is a compelling and differentiated one and there is no substitute for having an internal investor relations executive to tell that story to the marketplace,” managing partner Joe Benavides said.
Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Fund IV raised $4bn in side-car capital, sources told Buyouts, adding to the $5.2bn secured in the vehicle's close last summer.
Sotirhos will lead the investor relations team and co-investment process, with a focus on broadening the LP base and expanding into new markets in Europe, the Middle East and Australasia.
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