Wednesday, 24 December 2014
Last updated 11 hours ago
May 2 2013 | 9:41am ET
Crestline Investors is going zombie-hunting.
The hedge fund has formed a joint venture with merchant bank Kirchner Group to acquire and manage "zombie funds"— private equity funds with little hope of earning performance fees again due to portfolios full of underperforming assets. Crestline-Kirchner Private Equity Group will seek to buy interests in such funds on the secondary market.
"Limited partners are realizing that there are alternative solutions to underperforming funds, and now is the right time for us to scale up to meet rapidly increasing market demand," Crestline said.
For its part, Crestline may look to recapitalize zombie funds, among other options.
It is estimated that zombie funds make up as much as $100 billion of the $1.5 trillion private equity industry.
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