Unigestion closes on $330 mln toward $660 mln Fund II target

Switzerland-based investment manager Unigestion held the first close for its second direct private equity fund in August, a source told Buyouts.

Unigestion Direct II raised close to €300 million ($330.2 million) of a €600 million ($660.5 million) target, the source said. Further closings are coming for both new and existing clients, the source said.

The fund has a 1 percent management fee and 10 percent carry, Buyouts has reported. Investors are mostly corporate pension funds, insurance firms or public pension funds, with a few investors in the U.S. and some family office investors in Asia.

The source told Buyouts Fund II will invest in “small and mid-size companies in sectors underpinned by resilient growth trends,” with the first investment slated for October.

Unigestion manages about $23 billion and has branches in Geneva, Zurich, Paris, Dusseldorf, London, Toronto, Montreal, Singapore and Jersey City. It closed its first direct fund in 2017 at €255 million ($280.7 million).

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