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Stone Point Capital hauls in $7bn for eighth flagship fund

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Connecticut-based private equity firm Stone Point Capital has closed its eighth flagship fund - Trident VIII - on $7 billion, surpassing a $6.5 billion hard cap.

The General Partner and affiliated entities committed more than $350 million.

Trident VIII received strong support from Stone Point's existing investor base and first-time commitments from several leading institutional investors.

The Fund held its final closing with its institutional investors during the second half of 2019 and plans to start its investment period during the first half of 2020.

"We are pleased to announce the closing of Trident VIII and are grateful for the significant support from our limited partners," said Chuck Davis, CEO of Stone Point Capital.

"Our latest fund will continue the proactive sourcing strategy that the Trident Funds have developed and executed for more than 20 years," added Chuck.

"We believe our exclusive focus on the financial services sector, entrepreneurial investment approach, long-tenured team and strong network of relationships will continue to position Stone Point Capital to attract talented management teams and work in partnership with them to create value for our investors," said Jim Carey, a Senior Principal of Stone Point Capital.

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP acted as legal counsel for Stone Point Capital in connection with the formation of Trident VIII.

Stone Point Capital has raised ......................

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