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Siguler Guff raises $1.97bn for the fifth buyout opportunities fund

Monday, August 08, 2022

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Multi-strategy private markets investment firm Siguler Guff & Co. raised a $1.97 billion fund to back small and midsize businesses and private-equity firms that invest in them.

Fund V was oversubscribed after five months of fundraising, exceeding its $1.65 billion target and closing above its hard cap of $1.97 billion, said a press release from the New York-based firm. The Fund's re-up rate was 95%, representing a significant vote of confidence from existing investors, and is the largest small business buyout fund in Siguler Guff's history.

The private equity firm. which has raised at least four prior funds focused on small buyouts, is betting that investment activity at the smaller end of the private-equity market will remain resilient even in a more volatile market environment.

Through direct investments and by partnering with specialist private equity sponsors, Fund V, as has been the case in its previous four funds, 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.

"Fund V will continue to target established, often founder-led companies with niche market-leading positions where value can be created through building and growing the business. In each of its small business buyout funds, Siguler Guff seeks strong alignment of interests with the seller and ma......................

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