LGT Capital Partners raises $432 mln for first co-investment fund

LGT Capital Partners has closed its first co-investment fund at $432 million. The limited partners of Crown Co-Investment Opportunities plc include pension funds, endowments and family offices in Europe, the U.S. and the Middle East.

PRESS RELEASE

Pfaeffikon, Switzerland – 05 February 2015. LGT Capital Partners is pleased to announce the final close of Crown Co-investment Opportunities plc (CCO), its first dedicated co-investment fund, with total subscriptions of USD 432 million. The program’s investor base consists of 20 institutions, including pension funds, endowments and family offices in Europe, the United States and the Middle East.

Tycho Sneyers, Managing Partner at LGT Capital Partners, comments: “Institutional investors have shown an increasing interest in co-investments over the last few years, and with CCO, they achieve exposure to a differentiated strategy. The fund focuses on small and middle market buyouts, investing alongside high quality fund managers in the LGT Capital Partners network.”

Ivan Vercoutere, Managing Partner at LGT Capital Partners, adds: “In making co-investments for our clients, we focus on opportunities with clear visibility on multiple sources of value creation, while ensuring strong downside protection. Our large network of relationships with private equity managers provides us with the quality and quantity of deal flow required to remain highly selective in investing. As a result, CCO has been able to complete eleven co-investments to date, with more high quality deals in the pipeline.”

About LGT Capital Partners
LGT Capital Partners is a leading alternative investment specialist with USD 50 billion in assets under management and more than 400 institutional clients in 33 countries. An international team of over 300 professionals is responsible for managing a wide range of investment programs focusing on private markets, liquid alternatives, specialized long-only and multi-asset class solutions. Headquartered in Pfaeffikon (SZ), Switzerland, the firm has offices in New York, Dublin, London, Vaduz, Dubai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Sydney. www.lgtcp.com