Wednesday, 17 September 2014
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Sep 19 2013 | 12:36am ET
Private-equity firm Catterton Partners has raised $2 billion for its two newest funds, doubling its assets under management.
The Greenwich, Conn.-based firm said that investors had pledged $2 billion to Catterton Partners VII and Catterton Growth Partners II, both of which are now closed. The former fund will focus on leveraged buyouts and the latter on late-stage investments.
Catterton, which specializes in consumer investments, now has about $4 billion in assets. The firm has already begun to invest the Partners VII fund, which received $1.6 billion of the total raised. In addition, the general partnership committed a further $100 million to the two funds.
"Our ability to close these funds in a short period of time is a testament to our strategy and solidifies our leadership in consumer-focused investing," co-managing partner J. Michael Chu said.
The closings follow two years in which Catterton has returned $2.1 billion to investors, buoyed by a string of recent exits from its previous funds. The firm's last general buyout fund, Catterton Partners VI, raised $1.2 billion in 2006—and is on track to return three times as much to investors.
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