Mesirow tops $600 mln for sixth fund-of-funds, lifts target

Firm: Mesirow Financial

Fund: Mesirow Financial Private Equity Partnership Fund VI LP

Target: $650 mln

Amount raised: $614 mln

The firm raised an additional $193 million over the $421 million disclosed last July. Mesirow also upped the target of Fund VI by $150 million to $650 million, according to filings. Its previous fund, the vintage 2009 Mesirow Financial Private Equity Patnership Fund V, closed on $841 million.

Mesirow lists a date of first sale of Oct. 4, 2010, for Fund VI. 

A spokewoman for Mesirow declined to comment.

Mesirow said it steers its private equity investments toward anticipated availability of top-tier private equity opportunities in the U.S. and Europe, according to the firm’s website. Its fund portfolios include buyout, growth equity, venture capital and mezzanine debt managers. It also opportunistically targets secondary purchases.

The firm targets 10 to 15 partnerships per vintage year during the investment period of the fund.

Mesirow, an independent diversified financial services firm, manages $3.6 billion in private equity investments.

Separately, Mesirow raised $378 million for the vintage 2010 Mesirow Financial Real Estate Value Fund LP and $382 million for the vintage 2014 Mesirow Financial Real Estate Value Fund II LP, according to private equity data provider Thomson Reuters.

Mesirow is headed by CEO Marc Sacks. Its private equity team includes President Thomas Galuhn, CIO Robert DeBolt, Senior Managing Director Daniel Howell, CFO Anne Lanser, MD Courtney Haynes, Senior VPs Ryan Fedronich and Kristina Pierce, VPs Matthew Coen, Marthan Payne and Jessica Marta, and Associate Stephanie Freda.