Valor Equity Partners has raised $1.05 billion for its fourth fund. The private equity firm mostly invests in the consumer, engineered products and services sectors. Mercury Capital Advisors Group LP was the placement agent while Kirkland and Ellis LLP provided legal advice.
CHICAGO, July 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Valor Equity Partners (together with its affiliates, “Valor”), a leading growth-focused private equity investment firm with offices in Chicago, New York City, and San Francisco, announced today the final closing of Valor Equity Partners IV (“Fund IV”), a $1.05 billion fund. Fund IV was substantially oversubscribed requiring an increase in the hard cap set forth at the launch of the fundraising process. To date, Valor has raised over $2.0 billion in committed capital from a broad range of institutional and high net worth investors. Antonio J. Gracias, Valor’s Founder, Managing Partner, and Chief Investment Officer noted, “We are extremely grateful for the support we continue to receive from our existing investors, many of whom have invested with us over multiple funds, and welcome a new group of U.S. and international limited partners to Fund IV. We are honored to have their trust and confidence.”
Over a 20-year history, Valor’s team has worked with companies, principally in the consumer, engineered products, and services sectors, seeking to solve constraints which frequently arise in dynamic and high-growth environments. Valor differentiates itself through the active participation of its team in the implementation of operational solutions in partnership with successful management teams to address these constraints. Over the years, Valor has invested substantial time and resources developing dialogues with proven entrepreneurs who are leading exciting and technology-enabled companies. Valor expects to continue to leverage and capitalize on these and other relationships, as well as the substantial industry knowledge and experience of its team, to deploy capital supporting the growth objectives of the companies in which it invests.
Fund IV expects to make both control and non-control investments, generally targeting initial investments ranging from $25 million to $75 million, with the possibility of substantial additional capital. Mr. Gracias further noted, “We have had the privilege to partner with a broad range of companies, helping them scale and accelerate their growth. Fund IV positions Valor to continue to pursue this strategy.”
Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal advisor and Mercury Capital Advisors Group, L.P. served as placement agent in the U.S. and internationally to Valor in connection with Fund IV.
About Valor Equity Partners
Valor Equity Partners is an operational growth investment firm focused on control and non-control investments in high-growth companies across various stages of development. For decades, Valor has served its companies with unique expertise to solve the challenges of growth and scale. Valor partners with leading companies and entrepreneurs who are committed to the highest standards of excellence and the courage to transform their industries. For more information on Valor Equity Partners, please visit www.valorep.com.