Firm: Cuyahoga Capital Partners LLC
Fund: Cuyahoga Capital Partners IV LP
Target: $125 million
Amount Raised: $76.15 million
The Cleveland shop, which was formerly known as
Fund IV is a secondary fund that will pick up funding commitments from other institutional investors, Bart Shirley, managing partner, told Buyouts. “There’s a significant need for it in our market, and a significant place for it.”
Cuyahoga Capital focuses on the lower end of the market. Shirley said that segment is less volatile than the market for bigger companies. He would not discuss fund performance or future fundraising, but he said existing investors had doubled their commitments from the firm’s previous offering, which closed at just under $60 million in 2008.
Shirley leads Cuyahoga Capital along with managing partner Chris Hanrahan; the firm has five investment professionals.
Cuyahoga Capital has a two-pronged investment strategy, according to its Web site: It acquires secondary interests in buyout, venture capital, mezzanine and funds of funds in smaller, generally negotiated transactions; and it commits to primary buyout funds focused on lower and mid-market companies in the United States.