TowerBrook Raises $3.5B Fourth Fund

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Private equity firm TowerBrook Capital Partners has closed its fourth fund at $3.5 billion, it announced early Thursday.

PeHUB reported in 2012 the firm would raise its next fund for about $3 billion.

According to CalPERS figures, TowerBrook’s 2001 fund generated a 3.00x multiple, the PE firm’s 2005 Fund II had a 1.4x investment multiple and its third fund, the 2008 $2.8 billion vehicle, generated a 1.3x multiple. CalPERS has invested in TowerBrook with more than $500 million; it is unclear whether the LP bought back in for a fourth time.

TowerBrook did not publicize any of its LPs. According to Thomson Reuters’ data, past LPs include Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System; Conversus Capital; Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Mgmt Board and the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, among others.

The PE firm invested in Jimmy Choo, selling it in a successful deal with Labelux in 2011.

In 2012, TowerBrook made investments in Vistage International, a peer-advisory membership group of CEOs; Volution Group, a maker and distributor of ventilation products in the UK, and Shale-Inland Holdings. Prior investments include Sports Capital Holdings, the holding company for partnership interests in the NHL’s St. Louis Blues.

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