Searchlight Closes Maiden Fund

Searchlight Capital Partners has raised total committed capital of over $860 million for its first fund, Searchlight Capital L.P. The private investment firm was founded in 2010 by Erol Uzumeri, Oliver Haarmann and Eric Zinterhofer and operates out of offices in London, New York and Toronto. The firm invests in both equity and debt and completed its first investment earlier this year when it acquired a controlling stake in Hunter Boot Ltd.

PRESS RELEASE

Searchlight has closed fund-raising for Searchlight Capital L.P. and its affiliates with total committed capital of over $860 million. Searchlight invests in both equity and debt and works in partnership with company management by providing patient, long-term capital as well as strategic and operational support to enhance value creation for all stakeholders. Searchlight’s investment capabilities extend across a wide range of industry and geographic areas, with a particular strength in investing in complex situations.
Searchlight completed its first investment earlier this year when it acquired a controlling stake in Hunter Boot Ltd. The firm has a seasoned, cohesive team of investment professionals working out of offices in London, New York and Toronto.
Erol Uzumeri, co-founder of Searchlight, said: “We thank our investors for their trust and support and look forward to making
attractive investments across North America and Europe.” # Ends #
For further information, please contact:
RLM Finsbury – London
Matthew Newton/Clare Dundas Tel: +44 (0) 20 7251 3801
Notes to editors:
New York
Steven Goldberg/Lauren Steinberg Tel: +1 646 805 2000
Searchlight Capital Partners is a private investment firm operating in North America and Europe. Searchlight was founded in 2010 by Erol Uzumeri, Oliver Haarmann and Eric Zinterhofer.
Searchlight Capital Partners UK, LLP is registered with the Financial Services Authority (FSA) for its activities in the UK and EU.