H2 Equity Partners announces new £200 million fund

H2 Equity Partners (“the Firm”) is pleased to announce the launch of the investment period of H2 Equity Partners Fund V (the “Fund”). The Fund held a first and final close at the hard-cap of £200 million in March 2016.

H2 Equity Partners Fund V is H2’s first £ denominated fund and will – compared to previous H2 funds – focus more on making investments in the United Kingdom and Ireland as well as in the Benelux. The Fund’s institutional investors are based across Europe, the US and Asia and include endowments, pension funds, funds-of-funds and international financial institutions. In addition the H2 investment team has made a large commitment to the Fund. The entire fundraising process was completed within an eight week period. No placement agent was involved. Loyens & Loeff acted as legal counsel.

Established in 1991 with offices in London and Amsterdam, H2 is a leading independent investment firm focused on making investments in medium-sized companies with significant growth or improvement potential. H2’s three main deal-types are:

  • Corporate Carve-Outs,
  • Profit Improvement and Growth situations that can benefit from H2’s hands-on approach and
  • Special Situations

Over the last 25 years the team has built an exceptional track record of acquiring, stabilising, strengthening and growing fundamentally attractive businesses. H2 will continue to invest in companies across all sectors, that have strong market positions and competitive advantages, which can benefit from the extensive international operating experience of the Firm’s professionals. With the establishment of the new Fund the Firm increases its reach, expediency and financial flexibility.