The Fund exceeded its original target of €250 million attracting a strong, diversified, global institutional following from Limited Partners across UK, Europe and the US.
Invision V will continue its successful strategy of investing in companies with an enterprise value of between €30 million and €100 million, across Germany, Austria and Switzerland (the “DACH” region).
Earlier this year, Invision Private Equity made its last investment from its 2007 vintage fund, Invision IV, with a €24 million off-market investment in Kraft & Bauer Holding, a specialist fire protection products manufacturer.
Frank Becker, Managing Partner at Invision Private Equity, commented: “We are very pleased with the successful closing of Invision V at a hard cap of €285 million. This represents a key milestone in the on-going development of our business.“
“The fund received strong backing from a group of the most respected investors and we believe that this validates our investment approach. Our mantra to ‘Listen, Envision & Position’ has enabled us to work actively with our management teams and drive deep step-changes in our portfolio companies, to maximise returns for our LPs.“
“Our new fund will enable us to continue to successfully invest across the DACH region, which we are very excited about, given our current full pipeline of compelling opportunities.“
“We’d like to thank our LPs for backing Invision.”
Probitas Partners acted as sole placement adviser and SJ Berwin as legal adviser to Invision Private Equity.