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Beechbrook Capital holds first close on Private Debt III

03 August 2016

3rd August 2016 – Beechbrook Capital, the European specialist direct lender, announces the first close of its third private debt fund at over €100m, with a target fund size of €200m to €250m.

Commitments have been received from the European Investment Fund, British Business Bank Investments Ltd – the commercial arm of the British Business Bank – and a number of leading European institutional investors. A second close is expected towards the end of 2016, with a final close in 2017.

Beechbrook Managing Partner, Paul Shea, said: “We are delighted to receive so much support from both existing and new investors, who share our view that the European lower mid-market continues to represent a compelling investment opportunity. With a strong and growing track record, Beechbrook is well placed to pursue this opportunity.”

Beechbrook’s private debt funds provide debt capital to European private equity-sponsored businesses with turnover between €10m and €100m. Typically Beechbrook invests €5 million to €15 million per transaction to support acquisitions, buyouts, shareholder re-alignments and general expansion plans.

Founded in 2008, Beechbrook is one of the most experienced and successful European private debt managers with almost €500m raised to date across four funds and two distinct strategies. In December 2015, it also held a first close on its UK SME Credit Fund, which has a separate dedicated team and invests in sponsor-less SMEs in the UK. In total, Beechbrook has made 36 investments in the European lower mid-market, with ten full exits to date.

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