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Hamilton Lane closes latest strategic opportunities fund at $700m

Private markets investment firm Hamilton Lane has held the closing of Strategic Opportunities VIII, the latest in the firm’s flagship credit series, with $700m in total capital commitments, bringing the total raised across the annual fund series to date to $4.9bn.

The fund attracted support from a wide range of institutions including over 50 investors across North America, Asia, EMEA and Latin America.

The strategic opportunities platform is designed to offer investors diversified access to private credit through a flexible strategy that invests across the capital structure, while prioritising downside protection, shorter duration investments, and cash yield.

In a press statement, Hamilton Lane said that raised on an annual basis, this series of funds is well positioned to take advantage of the current market environment.

Hamilton Lane has long been an active investor in targeted strategies, including credit-oriented direct investments and co-investments. Today, the firm’s wider credit platform represents over $64bn in AUM and supervision as of 31 December 2023.

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