Siguler Guff racks up nearly $2bn for fifth small buyout fund

Fund V will focus on small and lower-middle market companies, with less than $200 million in annual revenues and less than $20 million of annual EBITDA.

  • The fund’s limited partners were not identified
  • Siguler Guff launched its small business investment strategy in 2005
  • Siguler Guff has over $16 billion of assets under management, as of March 31, 2022

Siguler Guff has closed its fifth small buyout opportunities fund at a hard cap of $1.97 billion, beating its $1.65 billion target.

The limited partners were not identified.

Small Buyout Opportunities Fund V will focus on investing in a diverse set of small and lower middle market companies, typically with less than $200 million in annual revenues, less than $20 million of annual EBITDA, and consistently high profit margins.

Since launching its small business investment strategy in 2005, Siguler Guff has committed over $6 billion to over 800 companies across the United States, with nearly 500 realizations.

On the fundraising, Kevin Kester, managing director and co-portfolio manager of the fund, and head of Siguler Guff’s small business investment strategy, said in a statement: “We are pleased to have closed our fifth small business buyout fund, our largest ever, and gratified to have received such strong support from our limited partners for this exciting investment strategy that has created tremendous value for all stakeholders.

Siguler Guff has over $16 billion of assets under management, as of March 31, 2022, and over 25 years of investment experience. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in New York, Siguler Guff maintains offices in Boston, London, Mumbai, São Paulo, Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Houston.