Corporate investment group Bregal Investments has launched a new, mid-market private equity fund Bregal Partners, with $500m of committed capital.
The fund’s investment efforts will be led by Robert Bergmann and Scott Perekslis, who will serve as managing partners. The fund, based in New York, will focus on control-oriented investments in North America in consumer, food and beverage, healthcare, and energy services.
Bergmann and Perekslis previously worked together at Centre Partners Management for more than 20 years, most recently serving as senior partners.
Louis Brenninkmeijer, co-chairman of Bregal Investments, said, “We are delighted to be able to announce today the next step in the evolution of our global private equity investment platform. We are very pleased to be partnering with Bob and Scott, who we have known and worked with for more than eight years, and we look forward to their assistance in building another important leg to our business. Our relationship with Centre will continue, and we remain committed to their future success.”
“The opportunity to create a new fund within a strong global platform in conjunction with a supportive capital partner and a longtime friend and colleague is both compelling and energising,” added Perekslis.
Founded in 2002 with offices in New York and London, Bregal is the corporate investment arm of Cofra Holding, a sixth-generation family holding company based in Switzerland. Cofra Holding’s other businesses include C&A, a clothing retail organization, and Redevco, a large real estate enterprise.
Bregal invests directly in equity capital in public and private situations and in private equity funds. Bregal has invested over $5bn since its inception.
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