Goldner Hawn raises $364m for eighth fund

Fund VIII will invest in specialty manufacturing, value-added distribution, consumer products and services and business services sectors across North America.

  • The fund’s LPs include financial institutions, foundations, state pension plans, insurance companies, as well as family offices and select high-net worth individuals
  • Forum Capital Securities was placement agent for the fund while Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as counsel
  • Based in Minneapolis, Goldner Hawn targets the lower middle market

Goldner Hawn has closed its eighth fund at $364 million.

Fund VIII will invest in specialty manufacturing, value-added distribution, consumer products and services, and business services sectors across North America.

The fund’s limited partners include financial institutions, foundations, state pension plans, insurance companies, as well as family offices and select high-net worth individuals.

“We are thankful for the overwhelming support from our existing investors and excited to welcome a group of new investors as well,” stated Joe Heinen, a partner at Goldner Hawn in a statement. “This new capital will allow us to continue executing our investment approach of partnering with management teams to create transaction structures and strategies that best position each portfolio company for growth and success.”

Forum Capital Securities was placement agent for the fund while Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as counsel.

Based in Minneapolis, Goldner Hawn targets the lower middle market. The firm was founded in 1989.