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Partners Group signs alliance agreement with Japan’s Mizuho

23 Jan 2014

Japanese flag poleSwiss asset manager Partners Group, which has just closed its biggest ever infrastructure fund, has entered into a business alliance agreement with Japan’s Mizuho Financial Group.

The agreement will see Partners Group and Mizuho will jointly develop and distribute certain global private equity and infrastructure products in the pension market in Japan.

This is Mizuho’s first partnership with a global private markets firm and will enable it to offer global private markets investment products to its client base of Japanese pension funds.

Under the terms of the agreement, Mizuho will have select distribution rights for Partners Group’s integrated global private equity and infrastructure funds.

Partners Group partner Steffen Meister said, “We are very excited to partner with Mizuho Financial Group, one of Japan’s most respected and best-known financial institutions, in order to meet the growing demand for private equity and infrastructure investment opportunities seen from the country’s pension funds.

“Together we form a strong team and we look forward to building on this business relationship to establish a successful suite of private markets products.”

Two months ago Partners Group revealed it had raised more than $800m for its private credit and debt strategy.

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