Darwin Targets $409M For Maiden Private Equity Fund

Apr 11 2008 | 11:11am ET

British-based Darwin Private Equity said it has so far raised £207 million (US$409.2 million) for its inaugural fund. Darwin began fundraising for Darwin Private Equity I in May with a target of £250 million (US$494.2 million).

Jonathan Kaye, a partner at Darwin, said, “We are delighted with the support we have received from the investor community and are looking forward to a final close of the fund over the coming months.”

Darwin is also expanding its staff with the addition of two new professionals. David Coombs has joined from Morgan Stanley, where he was an associate in the Investment Banking division and Paul Burton will join the firm next month from PPM Capital, where he is a manager focused on mid-market buyouts.


In Depth

Debunking Conventional Investment Wisdom

Feb 8 2017 | 3:22pm ET

Due diligence in the hedge fund world has long involved some combination of the...

Lifestyle

'Tis the Season: Wall Street Holiday Parties Back In Fashion

Dec 22 2016 | 9:23pm ET

Spending on Wall Street holiday parties has largely returned to pre-2008 levels...

Guest Contributor

The Future of Private Equity: New Opportunities, New Challenges

Feb 3 2017 | 6:41pm ET

The private equity industry’s astonishing rebound since the financial crisis has...

 

From the current issue of