Origami Capital Partners fund III raises nearly $371 mln

Origami Capital Partners has closed its third fund at nearly $371 million. Investors of Origami Opportunities Fund III LP include endowments, foundations, multi-manager funds, consultants, public pensions, corporate pensions and family offices. Fund III targets assets trapped in complex legal structures or difficult ownership situations. Origami, with offices in Chicago and London, invests globally with a focus on North America and Europe. Sixpoint Partners served as the placement agent while Sidley Austin LLP provided legal counsel for Fund III.

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New York, June 29, 2016 – Sixpoint Partners, a leading global investment bank serving the middle market, today announced the final closing of Origami Opportunities Fund III, L.P (“the Fund”). The Fund, which is the third investment vehicle for Origami Capital Partners (“Origami”), closed with capital commitments of approximately $371 million. The Fund received commitments from a number of top-tier investors, including endowments, foundations, multi-manager funds, consultants, public pensions, corporate pensions and family offices. 

The Fund’s strategy involves buying assets trapped in complex legal structures or difficult ownership situations and providing the owners of these illiquid assets with flexible and creative liquidity solutions. The firm invests globally, with a particular focus on North America and Europe, and is led by Thomas Elden and Jeffrey Young.

“The Origami team is excited about the opportunities we are seeing in the market and are pleased to be able to capitalize on them with Fund III. We are grateful for the support and confidence of our investors, as well as Sixpoint Partners’ success in communicating our strategy to the investment community,” said Origami CEO Thomas Elden.

“Origami’s experienced team and impressive track record generated strong demand from investors looking for undervalued assets across sectors,” said Eric Zoller, Founder & Partner of Sixpoint Partners. “The fund strategy is consistent with our stated focus of delivering unique strategies to our LPs across the private equity spectrum.”

“With its ability to value illiquid assets and deliver a range of solutions to relevant counterparties, Origami is well-positioned to generate strong returns, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with its senior team,” added Larry Smith, Partner of Sixpoint Partners.

Sidley Austin LLP provided legal counsel in connection with Fund III.

About Origami Capital Partners
Origami Capital Partners is a Chicago-based private equity firm that acquires assets trapped in complex structures and provides patient, flexible solutions to owners who are seeking liquidity. Origami recognizes the value of trapped assets and has been able to solve sellers’ challenges, whether they are caused by legal, structural, valuation or ownership issues. The underlying assets have been interests in real estate, private equity, debt, bankruptcy and litigation claims.

About Sixpoint Partners
Sixpoint Partners is a leading global investment bank focused on a diversified set of services and solutions for the middle-market private equity industry. The firm’s core areas of focus include (i) primary fund placement, (ii) secondaries advisory and (iii) co-investment placement across a wide range of industries, strategies and geographies. Sixpoint Partners is known for its direct, results-driven style and works together to deliver solutions that are not always obvious but, in the long run, prove valuable. Sixpoint is headquartered in New York with additional offices in Chicago and San Francisco as well as Abu Dhabi and Singapore. For more information, please visit http://www.sixpointpartners.com/.

Sixpoint Partners, LLC, is a registered broker/dealer, member FINRA (http://www.finra.org) and SIPC (http://www.sipc.org).