Partners closes buyout fund

Partners Group has reached a final closing for its most recent fund-of-funds Partners Group European Buyout 2005 (B) at €279m. The fund will focus exclusively on European small- and mid-cap buyout partnerships and direct investments. Partners Group European Buyout 2005 (B) has already committed €114m to nine leading European buyout funds.

Investors in the fund include banks, insurance companies, family offices and pension plans from the US, Europe and Asia/Middle-East. Through a strong presence and experience in Europe’s local markets, Partners Group is well positioned to provide investors access to leading small- and mid-cap partnerships, most of which have limited or no capacity for new investors.

Partners Group is a global alternative asset management firm with approximately CHF11bn in private equity, private debt and hedge fund investment programmes under management. The firm manages a broad range of funds, structured products and customized portfolios for international institutional investors, private banks and distribution partners.