Firm: GI Partners
Fund: GI Partners Fund II
Target: $2.5 billion
Amount Raised: $1.8 billion
The firm is fairly diversified in its approach, investing in buyouts of both healthy and distressed health care services, hospitality, leisure and retail, logistics, media, entertainment, financial services, technology, telecom services and infrastructure, according to its Web site. GI Partners has two headquarters, in Menlo Park, Calif., and London, and invests both in the United States and Western Europe.
The $1.45 billion
The firm wasn’t available for comment.
Rick Magnuson founded GI Partners in 2000. Prior to that, he was deputy partner with Nomura Group’s Principal Finance Group in London. Members of the original group that formed GI Partners have all invested together since 1994, according to the firm’s Web site.
GI Partners’s portfolio includes Acentic GmbH, a German provider of entertainment and Internet services for hotels; Digital Realty Trust, a publicly-traded real estate investment trust based in San Francisco; and Orchid Pubs, a London pub management company.