Firm: Siguler Guff & Co.
Fund: Siguler Guff BRIC Opportunities Fund II
Target: $1 billion
The new fund of funds,
The successor will likely be commited to about 25 general partners, the same number as with the debut fund, our source said. The fund will have a distinctly Asian focus since Siguler Guff expects to direct 80 percent of BRIC Opportunities II to managers making growth investments in companies based in India and China. Traditional control-stake deals are still rare in those countries.
With its first BRIC fund, Siguler Guff backed
With the launch of BRIC Opportunities II, led by Managing Director Patricia Dinneen, Siguler Guff is now in the market with three funds. Managing Director Maria Boyazny is leading the fundraising for the firm’s third distressed fund of funds, expected to enter the market later this year with a target north of $1 billion. Meanwhile, Managing Director Kevin Kester, the former head of alternative investments for the Colorado state pension fund, is assembling a debut small-buyout fund of funds. That vehicle is in the market with a $400 million target.—M.C.