IK Investment Partners schliesst seinen 9. Mid Cap Fund bei €2,85 Mrd.

Kate­gorie: Deals
15. Juni 2020

London — IK Invest­ment Part­ners (“IK” or “the Firm”), a lead­ing Pan-Euro­­pean private equity firm, is pleased to announce that it has closed its ninth Mid Cap fund, the IK IX Fund (“the Fund”), having reached its hard cap of €2.85 billion. IK’s previ­ous Mid Cap fund, IK VIII, raised €1.85 billion in 2016.

The fundraise attracted signif­i­cant inter­est from a high-qual­ity insti­tu­tional investor base across Europe (60%), North Amer­ica (30%), Asia (7%) and South Amer­ica (3%), with over a third of the money raised coming from new limited part­ners invest­ing in IK funds for the first time.

Reflect­ing the oper­a­tional strength of the Firm and its local market foot­print with seven offices across Europe, the Fund will continue to invest across its core markets of the Nordics, the DACH region, France and the Benelux. The success­ful strat­egy of support­ing grow­ing and resilient Mid Cap busi­nesses in the Busi­ness Services, Consumer / Food, Engi­neered Prod­ucts and Health­care sectors remains in place.

Christo­pher Masek, IK CEO (photo), said: “We are grate­ful for the confi­dence of our investors in our active approach to trans­form­ing Euro­pean mid-market compa­nies through inter­na­tional reach and sharp­ened oper­a­tional capac­i­ties. We are confi­dent that the IK IX Fund is well posi­tioned to lever­age the strengths and expe­ri­ence acquired over 30 years in this new envi­ron­ment of change and oppor­tu­nity.”

Mads Ryum Larsen, Head of IR and a Manag­ing Part­ner, said:
“We are delighted to welcome both new and exist­ing investors to IK IX, our largest ever fund. With our expanded team and on-the-ground exper­tise in all the markets we oper­ate, we have never been better placed to seek out oppor­tu­ni­ties and support attrac­tive busi­nesses across Europe.”

Kirk­land & Ellis LLP acted as the legal coun­sel to the Fund.

This press release is not an offer of secu­ri­ties for sale in the United States or any other juris­dic­tion and inter­ests in the Fund may not be offered or sold in the United States or any other juris­dic­tions save in accor­dance with applic­a­ble law.

About IK Invest­ment Part­ners
IK Invest­ment Part­ners (“IK”) is a Pan-Euro­­pean private equity firm focused on invest­ments in the Nordics, DACH region, France, Benelux, and the UK. Since 1989, IK has nearly €13 billion of capi­tal and invested in over 130 Euro­pean compa­nies. Across its strate­gies, IK funds support compa­nies with strong under­ly­ing poten­tial, part­ner­ing with manage­ment teams and investors to create robust, well-posi­­tioned busi­nesses with excel­lent long-term prospects. For more infor­ma­tion, visit

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