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Siguler Guff closes Small Buyout Opportunities Fund IV at $1.58bn

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Private investment firm Siguler Guff & Co. has raised $1.58bn for a fourth fund - Small Buyout Opportunities Fund IV - to invest with small buyout managers and directly in their portfolio companies.

The New York-based multi-strategy private equity investment firm is keeping its focus on managers that stick to small companies, typically businesses that generate $2 million to $15 million of annual earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization.

It has raised $1.58 billion for its fourth investment fund focused on smaller U.S. buyout funds and the companies they back.

Since the strategy's inception in 2006, Siguler Guff has committed over $4 billion to approximately 650 companies in 43 U.S. states and one U.S. territory. It has now over $14 billion of assets under management.

As in the prior funds, Fund IV will target established, often founder-led companies with niche market-leading positions where value can be created through the building and growing the business.

With approximately 350,000 small and lower middle market businesses in the U.S., Siguler Guff believes that the market segment exhibits one of the greatest structural inefficiencies within domestic private equity, as the opportunity set attracted only 10% of total U.S. buyout capital raised in the last five years.

Investing across multiple distinct economic cycles, Siguler Guff has proven itself to be one of the largest and most successful in......................

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