Dresdner Kleinwort Benson Private Equity has changed its brand name to Dresdner Kleinwort Capital. This is the branding that Dresdner will use for its private equity business worldwide. Dresdner Kleinwort Capital is the sole private equity business of Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, the investment banking division of Dresdner Bank.
Dresdner Kleinwort Capital’s growth plans include the acquisition of other private equity fund management companies following the acquisition of software/IT venture capital investment firm Elderstreet Investments in November last year. This growth will be a mix of acquisition and organic and Dresdner Kleinwort Capital’s aim is to double the scale of the business over the next two to three years. And going forward there will be an emphasis on the fund-of-funds business and raising third party capital.
See the March issue of evcj magazine in which Christopher Wright, the global head of Dresdner Kleinwort Capital, outlines his vision for the bank’s private equity operations worldwide.