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Partners Group closes fifth direct PE programme above $15bn target

Partners Group has surpassed its target of $15bn in client commitments for its fifth direct private equity programme, which comprises commitments to the Partners Group Direct Equity V fund, as well as bespoke client solutions and open-ended funds that allocate to the same strategy.

Partners Group focuses on technology, health & life, goods & products, and services, and “partners with management teams to build a value creation plan around clearly defined strategic pillars”, according to a press statement.

At the time of closing, the programme was committed to companies including Swiss watchmaker Breitling; SureWerx, a North American supplier of personal protective equipment, safety gear, and tool solutions; and ROSEN Group, a global provider of inspection services for energy infrastructure assets.

Investors in the programme comprise new and existing clients including public and corporate pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, endowment funds, foundations and individual investors in the private wealth category. Partners Group’s partners and other employees, together with affiliates of the firm, also committed to the programme, bringing the total amount committed to-date by this group to the firm’s suite of investment programmes to more than $4.8bn.

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