Firm: Pegasus Capital Advisors
Fund: Pegasus Partners IV
Target: $750 million
Amount Raised: Around $750 million
Placement Agent: Park Hill Group
Founded in 1995, the Cos Cob, Conn.-based firm manages some $1.5 billion, and has made more than 65 mid-market investments. The firm has 50 investment professionals and offices in both Connecticut and New York. An executive there declined comment.
Leverage isn’t the main component of the strategy at Pegasus Capital Advisors, said the person close to the firm, while the firm describes itself as a special situations “value buyer and business builder.” It often buys companies in sticky situations, not ripe for traditional LBO structures, then usually provides them with between $20 million and $75 million in capital as either debt or equity.
The firm has already completed three deals out of the fourth fund. The three companies are LED Effects, a provider of LED lighting design; Profiles In Concrete, an architectural cast stone producer; and Sensibuilt Building Solutions, a maker of cellular PVC building products.
The two managing partners are Craig Cogut and Rodney Cohen, both former lawyers. Previously, Cogut was a founding partner of
The placement agent for the fund is Park Hill Group. The firm’s third fund, with $316 million in commitments, closed in 2004.—M.C.