Just how hard was it to raise a mezzanine fund during the financial crisis? Just ask Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, which closed its first middle market mezzanine fund with $600 million.
Kayne Anderson Mezzanine Partners was oversubscribed by $100 million, says Dave Petrucco, co-managing partner of the fund. Investors include a mix of public and private pension funds, major insurance companies, foundations and endowments, high net worth individuals and family offices. Kayne Anderson, a Los Angeles based alternative asset manager known for its energy strategies and PE funds, did not use a placement agent. Its law firm was Weissman Wolff Bergman Coleman Grodin & Evall.