SOLUTIO raises 553 million euros for seventh private equity fund of funds

Photo: Robert Massing, Member of the Board of SOLUTIO AG in Munich
6. August 2020

Grün­wald near Munich/London — SOLUTIO AG and PANTHEON have closed their second joint fund of funds SOLUTIO PREMIUM Private Equity VII with subscrip­tion commit­ments of EUR 553 million (final closing). This is another ten percent more than the prede­ces­sor fund SOLUTIO PREMIUM Private Equity VI, for which 500 million euros had been raised as of July 2017.

“The ten percent increase proves that the trend towards off-market corpo­rate invest­ments among insti­tu­tio­nal inves­tors such as banks, insu­rance compa­nies and pension funds is conti­nuing,” said Robert Massing (photo), CEO of SOLUTIO AG. “The Corona crisis does not change this, on the contrary: the vast majo­rity of insti­tu­tio­nal inves­tors keep the share of alter­na­tive assets in their port­fo­lios stable or even increase it, even in times of crisis. Thus, they bene­fit from the curr­ently tending lower entry prices for corpo­rate invest­ments due to the Corona pandemic.”

For the profes­sio­nal struc­tu­ring of the port­fo­lio, SOLUTIO AG again coope­ra­tes with its London-based joint venture part­ner PANTHEON, which with its know-how of more than 35 years and a mana­ged volume of more than 50 billion US dollars occu­p­ies a top posi­tion in this industry.

“After the great success of the previous program, it was obvious that we would conti­nue our coope­ra­tion with SOLUTIO for the bene­fit of our insti­tu­tio­nal inves­tors,” said Ralph Günther, who is respon­si­ble for PANTHEON’s busi­ness in German-spea­king countries.

The stra­te­gic invest­ment program SOLUTIO PREMIUM Private Equity VII focu­ses on small and medium-sized target funds for corpo­rate acqui­si­ti­ons (buy-outs) in the core markets of Europe and the USA. For a balan­ced risk-return profile, funds from the fund of funds are inves­ted in both primary programs and secon­dary tran­sac­tions. The term is 13 years from first closing (July 2031) plus a three-time exten­sion option of one year each.

The succes­sor fund with the same stra­tegy is expec­ted to be laun­ched in the first half of 2021.

SOLUTIO AG, foun­ded in Munich in 1998, deve­lops inno­va­tive invest­ment concepts espe­ci­ally for the needs of German and Austrian insti­tu­tio­nal inves­tors in the field of real assets. SOLUTIO initia­tes invest­ment concepts exclu­si­vely toge­ther with mana­gers who have a proven track record of above-average success. The company itself also parti­ci­pa­tes in all invest­ment concepts. Over the past 22 years, SOLUTIO AG and its joint venture part­ners have laun­ched 16 invest­ment programs in the asset clas­ses of private equity, infra­struc­ture and private debt with a total volume of 4.7 billion euros.

Pantheon is a leading global private markets fund inves­tor, inves­t­ing on behalf of over 600 insti­tu­tio­nal inves­tors. These include public and private pension systems, insu­rance compa­nies and foun­da­ti­ons. The company was foun­ded in 1982 and has since become a renow­ned address for solu­ti­ons in primary and secon­dary invest­ments in non-listed assets across all phases and regi­ons. Our custo­mi­zed invest­ment solu­ti­ons include sepa­rate account, regio­nal primary fund, secon­dary, co-inves­t­­ment, infra­struc­ture and real asset programs.

As of March 31, 2020, Pantheon over­sees $50.7 billion in assets*. The company curr­ently employs 340 people, inclu­ding 100 invest­ment profes­sio­nals, in offices in London, San Fran­cisco, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul**,Bogotá**, Tokyo and Dublin.

Pantheon, in addi­tion to senior members of the Pantheon team, is majo­rity owned by Affi­lia­ted Mana­gers Group Inc. (“AMG”). AMG is a New York Stock Exch­ange (NYSE) listed global asset manage­ment company with inte­rests in leading invest­ment manage­ment bouti­ques. The share­hol­der struc­ture, in which Pantheon’s manage­ment holds a signi­fi­cant stake, provi­des the basis for a long-term part­ner­ship and thus enables the manage­ment team to further deve­lop the business.

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