Hosen Capital racks up $440 mln for third fund

Chinese private equity firm Hosen Capital has closed its oversubscribed third fund at $440 million. Hosen Fund III’s investors ranged from the U.S. and Europe to the Middle East and Asia. Eaton Partners served as adviser and placement agent while Clifford Chance provided legal counsel. Hosen focuses on the food and agribusiness-related companies that are either located in China or are involved in meeting demand on the Chinese market.


BEIJING, March 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Beijing Hosen Investment Management, LLP (“Hosen Capital”), a leading private equity firm focused on consumption driven opportunities in food and agribusiness, announced today that it has completed a final closing for Hosen Fund III, (“Fund III”), with total investor commitments of $440 million.

The oversubscribed fund experienced significant demand and closed after eight months in the market with support from a diverse range of institutional investors from the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Eaton Partners, a Stifel Company, served as advisor and exclusive fund placement agent, and Clifford Chance acted as legal counsel to Hosen in the offering of Fund III.

“We are humbled to have received tremendous support from such a quality group of investors,” said Alex Zhang, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Hosen Capital. “With the closing of Fund III, we are very well positioned and appropriately resourced to continue to capitalize on fundamental mid-market opportunities in the global food and agribusiness value chain that are helping to drive consumption and growth in China, where today food represents almost a quarter of household expenditures.”

“I have witnessed the meticulous focus, hard work and development of the Hosen team over the last five years,” said Chris Lerner, Partner and Head of Asia at Eaton Partners. “The successful closing of Fund III is a testament to Hosen’s reputation and track record as a leading investor and value add partner in the food space. We’re excited to see Hosen execute on this burgeoning market opportunity as strong fiduciaries for investors in the coming years.”

About Hosen Capital
Hosen Capital is headquartered in Beijing and has additional offices in Chengdu, Shanghai and Guangzhou. The firm has $2.31 billion in assets under management and focuses on investments in companies in the food and agribusiness-related companies that are either directly located in China or are directly involved in meeting demand on the Chinese market. Hosen Capital was founded by Chris Wang and Alex Zhang and sponsored by New Hope Group, a leading agribusiness conglomerate in China. For more information, please visit www.hosencapital.com.

About Eaton Partners, LLC
With over 60 professionals across offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, the firm raises institutional capital for investment managers across a full range of alternative strategies: private equity, private credit, real assets, real estate, and hedge funds/public market strategies. Partnering with a select number of the highest-quality fund managers, Eaton Partners has represented some of the most innovative funds of the last three decades. With extensive institutional relationships, deep sector knowledge, and fresh insights, Eaton Partners is dedicated to every client’s success and we have proudly won Private Equity International’s “Placement Agent of the Year in Asia” for the past two years. 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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