09/09/2008

Final close of Darwin Private Equity I L.P.

 

Darwin Private Equity LLP (“Darwin”) announces the final close of its inaugural fund, Darwin Private Equity I L.P. (the “Fund”), with commitments totalling £217 million.  Investors in the Fund include AIG Investments, Goldman Sachs, LGT Capital Partners, OXIP, Pantheon Ventures and RIT Capital Partners plc.

Harjinder Hatfield, Head of Fundraising at Darwin, commented: “We are delighted to have completed our fundraising and to have attracted such a high quality and diverse investor base.”

Jonathan Kaye, Partner at Darwin, commented: “Having secured our funding, recruited our team and completed our first investment, we are looking forward to focusing on new investment opportunities for the Fund.”

Darwin also announces today that it has further expanded its investment team with the appointment of Katie Beck, previously with Doughty Hanson.  The Darwin team now comprises eight investment professionals.

 
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