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UK-Headquartered Private Equity Fund of Funds Managers

by Patrick Adefuye

  • 08 Sep 2011
  • PE

There are 14 UK-based private equity fund of funds managers (excluding listed fund of fund managers) currently active. By total assets under management, the largest three are Pantheon Ventures, Altius Associates and SL Capital Partners.

With $24.3bn in total assets under management, Pantheon Ventures is the largest currently active private equity fund of fund manager based in the UK. Headquartered in London, it also has offices in San Francisco, Hong Kong and New York. It offers diversified access to private equity funds through vehicles focused on US, Europe and Asia. It invests across various strategies including early or late-stage venture capital, small buyouts, mid-sized buyouts, large buyouts, mega buyouts and special situations (including distressed debt, restructuring and mezzanine funds).

Altius Associates manages a total of $18bn in assets operating from offices in London, Richmond, VA and Singapore. It offers access to private equity funds through fund of fund vehicles - as well as a discretionary and non-discretionary customized account service- and invests in different private equity strategies across Europe, Asia and North America.

SL Capital Partners, based in Scotland, manages a total of $10.6bn in assets. The fund of funds manager invests in Europe and North America through dedicated vehicles focusing on buyout funds in these regions.

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