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21.02.18

The highest first-time fundraise in 2017

The highest first-time fundraise in 2017 was by buyout firm Core Equity Holdings, which raised €1 billion, or $1.2 billion.

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21.02.18

The highest first-time fundraise in 2017

03.10.17

Inside a long-term fund

Read our feature on Private Equity International’s website.

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03.10.17

Inside a long-term fund

04.09.17

New team members

Core Equity Holdings, a highly differentiated investment advisor aiming to provide patient capital to a handful of platform companies in Europe, is delighted to announce that Bart Wouters, Nicolas Priem and Sebastian Walter have joined its team over the summer.

Bart joins us as a Principal and was previously with Bain Capital Europe, where he was a principal in their London office and a key member of their Healthcare practice.

Nicolas joins us as a Vice President and was previously with US private equity firm Altamont Capital Partners, where he was a Vice President in their San Francisco office and a key member of the Consumer & Retail practice.

Sebastian joins us as an Associate. Previously he worked as a debt investor at Alchemy Special Opportunities.

Commenting on those additions to the team, Marc Valentiny, one of the Managing Directors of Core Equity, said: “We’re thrilled to have attracted such a talented set of individuals from blue chip institutions. Our team, at 15 investment professionals, is now nearly complete. We’re very proud of the quality of our team and look forward to creating lasting shareholder value with them over the long term.”

More information about Sebastian, Nicolas and Bart is available on the “Team” section of our website.

04.09.17

New team members

01.09.17

Maiden fund reaches over €1 billion

Core Equity Holdings, a European investment advisor aiming to deploy patient capital into a handful of platform companies, has achieved a final close on its maiden fund, CEH L.P. (the “Fund”) at over €1 billion including GP commitment, exceeding its target of €750 million. The Fund attracted commitments primarily from university endowments, foundations and large family offices.

Commenting on the final close, Walid Sarkis, one of the Managing Directors of CEH, said:

“We are honored to have received such strong interest in our maiden fund and would like to thank all of our current partners for their support. The positive reception we have gotten from investors, intermediaries and management teams highlights the scale of unmet demand for a truly patient, yet ambitious, private source of capital.” 

The Fund advised by CEH is aiming to take controlling stakes in 3 to 4 platform companies that have substantial growth potential (organic or acquisition-led) over the long term. The targets are equity investments ranging from €200 million to €500 million per platform. The Fund is structured to be able to provide significant follow-on capital available to continue supporting the growth of its investee companies over the whole investment horizon.

The fundraising was done without placement agent, and is one of the largest buyout funds ever raised by a first-time group in Europe.

01.09.17

Maiden fund reaches over €1 billion

14.06.17

We are carbon neutral

Core Equity Holdings announced today that it has been certified as a CO2-Neutral® company. This achievement is the result of a comprehensive effort to measure the firm’s global carbon footprint in accordance with international certification standards, coupled with a multi-faceted approach to reach net zero carbon emissions.

CEH has achieved its goal of net zero carbon emissions through supporting several projects across the globe. One of them, ‘Saving Trees’, seeks to reduce forest degradation in Uganda. The project facilitates the widespread access to improved cookstove technologies throughout the country, reducing wood and charcoal consumption by up to 50%. Additionally, it ensures better living conditions for the local population by reducing harmful airborne pollutants in their households and saving US $100 per year per family.  Each cookstove avoids over 2 tons of CO2 per year on average; the equivalent of a return journey for one person from Brussels to New York.

“This accomplishment is a major step in our commitment to sustainability,” said Thomas De Waen, Managing Director at CEH. “We feel strongly that CEH should be a role model on long term issues affecting our communities and the world at large. However, the nature of our business will never allow us to fully eliminate business travel. So we are supporting several projects to compensate for our emissions.”

To achieve CO2-Neutral® company status, CEH worked with CO2logic, a world-leading provider of carbon reduction solutions. Certification involved a rigorous and independent assessment of different greenhouse gas emissions sources, coupled with an offset-inclusive emissions reduction program.

14.06.17

We are carbon neutral