Hamilton Lane closes more than $210 mln for fund

Hamilton Lane has raised more than $210 million for its strategic opportunities fund, sweeping past its initial $150 million target. The fund’s limited partners include insurance companies, Taft-Hartley pension plans, endowments/foundations, family offices and other financial institutions.


BALA CYNWYD, Pa., June 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Hamilton Lane, a leading global private markets asset management firm, today announced the final closing of Hamilton Lane Strategic Opportunities Fund 2016 (“the Fund”). The Fund represents more than $210 million in limited partner commitments, exceeding its initial target of $150 million.

The Fund was created as a unique solution for LPs seeking short duration, risk-adjusted returns. Structured as an annual series with a single-year investment period, the Fund is focused on making credit-oriented investments with consistent cash yield.

“At Hamilton Lane, we are focused on using our global private markets platform to provide solutions to our clients,” said Erik Hirsch, CIO of Hamilton Lane. “In a low-yield, public market environment, private credit provides a unique alternative for those who can access it.”

The Fund consists of new and existing Hamilton Lane investors from around the world, including insurance companies, Taft-Hartley pension plans, endowments/foundations, family offices and other financial institutions.

Hamilton Lane has long been an active investor in targeted strategies, including credit-oriented direct investments and co-investments. While the Fund represents the second dedicated vehicle of its kind, it is an extension of Hamilton Lane’s existing credit platform, which the firm has been building out for more than 17 years.

“With an investment team of more than 80 dedicated private markets professionals, our global platform, as well as our robust network of industry relationships, offers us access to a significant amount of deal flow,” said Drew Schardt, Managing Director. “We believe the Fund offers an attractive solution for investors seeking yield and attractive returns.”

About Hamilton Lane
Hamilton Lane is an independent alternative investment management firm providing innovative private markets solutions to sophisticated investors around the world. The firm has been dedicated to private markets investing for more than two decades and currently has more than 250 employees operating in offices throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. With more than $250 billion in total assets under management and supervision1, Hamilton Lane offers a full range of investment products and services that enable clients to participate in the private markets asset class on a global and customized basis.