Firm: Milestone Partners
Fund: Milestone Partners IV LP
Target: $350M (hard cap $450M)
Placement Agent: Capstone Partners
Radnor, Pa.-based Milestone, a lower-middle market firm, is looking to raise $350 million, according to the source and a June 2011 document from
The firm’s last fund,
Milestone hasn’t officially started fundraising for Fund IV, although a PPM has been distributed to a select number of LPs, the source said. A first close is expected in July or August, the person said. Capstone Partners is the placement agent.
A generalist firm, Milestone has invested in
Fundraising for Milestone IV may actually go smoother than the firm’s last fund. Milestone, which didn’t use a placement agent for Fund III, announced a first close for the pool in March 2008. Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy the following September which severely decimated the financial markets.
Luckily, Milestone had collected the bulk of commitments for Fund III between the first close and the Lehman debacle, a source said. But Milestone kept the pool open since some LPs were still in the process of closing their commitments, the person says. Milestone hit its hard cap of $240 million for Fund III in March 2009.