Gilde closes fourth fund on €800m


European private equity firm Gilde Buy Out Partners has closed its latest fund targeting French, Benelux and German-speaking regions on €800m.

The oversubscribed fund is to make equity investments of €25m to €200m in mid-market companies across a range of industries across the firm’s target countries. The bulk of commitments came from European LPs, who make up half of the funds, along with 35 per cent from the US and 15 per cent from the Asia Pacific region.

The close was reached three months after Gilde’s Benelux-focused division, Gilde Equity Management Benelux, closed its latest fund on €200m, targeting smaller mid-market buy-out transactions in the regions.

Gilde Healthcare Partners also launched a new growth equity fund with a target of €50m to invest in specialised clinics, providers of elderly care, prevention, screening and other fast growing healthcare services in The Netherlands and surrounding countries.

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