Spain-based private equity firm MCH Private Equity has closed its oversubscribed fourth middle market fund at a hard cap of 350 million euros. Eaton Partners served as the placement agent.
MADRID, May 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Eaton Partners, one of the largest placement agents in the world and a wholly owned subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF) , is pleased to announce that MCH Private Equity has held a final close for its fourth middle market private equity fund. The fund, MCH Iberian Capital Fund IV, (“Fund IV”), closed at its hardcap of 350M€.
MCH Private Equity is one of the most established independent private equity groups in Spain. The firm was founded in 1998 by José María Muñoz and Jaime Hernández Soto and invests in diverse economic sectors including specialised machinery and industries, services, consumer products and distribution among others.
The oversubscribed Fund experienced significant demand with support from a diverse range of institutional investors. Eaton Partners, a Stifel Company, served as advisor and exclusive fund placement agent.
“We are very pleased to have closed our fourth institutional private equity fund with commitments from new and returning partners,” said Mr. Muñoz, Founding Partner of MCH Private Equity. “Spain is the growth engine of Europe and, with over 5,000 middle market companies, there is significant opportunity for experienced private equity investors to add value and take companies to the next level.”
“The successful raise of MCH Private Equity’s fourth fund amid a challenging marketplace in Europe speaks volumes about the experience and strong track record of the firm and the opportunities investors see in Spanish middle-market companies,” said Gianluca D’Angelo, Managing Director and Head of Europe at Eaton Partners.
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In January 2016, Eaton Partners became a wholly owned subsidiary and affiliate of Stifel Financial Corp., a leading middle-market investment bank, to further ensure Eaton’s success at the highest level of the global placement business.
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