Altor completes successful fundraising for Fund V – focus on opportunities in the German speaking‐region
Altor has closed its fifth fund, Altor Fund V. The Fund held a single closing at its hard cap of EUR 2.5 billion after a brief fundraising period, where the Fund was substantially oversubscribed. Altor will continue investing in and developing mid‐market companies in the Nordic region but will also focus on opportunities in the German speaking‐region (DACH). The fund is domiciled in Stockholm, Sweden.
93% of the capital has been committed by existing investors, with only a select group of new investors being invited. The investor base consists mainly of university endowments from the US, charitable foundations, insurance companies and pension funds. Nordic and DACH investors represent 32% of total commitments, with remaining capital being committed by investors mainly from the US, elsewhere in Europe and Middle East.
Altor’s previous funds have generated strong total returns since inception in 2003, with overall gross IRR of 26%. Realized total returns have generated a gross IRR of 35% and a money multiple of 3.7x. Altor has consistently been ranked among the leading Private Equity firms globally based on long-term performance. Altor retains its longstanding ambition to create value and generate superior returns by building world‐class companies.
As with prior funds, the new fund will have a 15-year investment term. Investments will generally be made in private companies with revenues typically in the range of EUR 50 to 500 million. More than 50% of investments have been made in partnerships with founders or corporates. The new fund has, as with its predecessors, a flexible investment mandate, which allows for minority investments in publicly traded companies and distressed debt.
“The past year has been an exciting year for Altor, with several exciting new investments (including FH Gruppen, LRF Konsult, O’Learys, Trioplast, Gnist and KonfiDents), the recent partial realization of Orchid as well as our expansion into DACH through our new Zürich‐office” commented Harald Mix, Partner at Altor. “We have during the period also promoted three new partners and also made a number of senior and junior hires to deepen and strengthen the Altor team.”
Altor Fund V is managed by Altor Fund Manager – an authorized manager under the Alternative Investment Funds Act, regulated by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority.
“Demand for Altor Fund V has been extremely strong, with many existing investors increasing the size of their investment as well as significant interest from new investors,” said Laurence Zage, a Managing Director at Monument Group, the private fund placement agent supporting Altor in the fundraising process. “This is testament not only to Altor’s track record of value creation and ability to generate superior returns, but also their trustworthiness and transparency. We are proud to have assisted Altor with each of their previous fundraises in a relationship that dates back more than 15 years.”
Since inception, the family of Altor funds has raised some EUR 8.3 billion in total commitments. The funds have invested in excess of EUR 4.2 billion in roughly 60 companies. The investments have been made in medium sized, predominantly Nordic, companies with the aim to create value through growth initiatives and operational improvements. Among current and past investments are Byggmax, Carnegie Investment Bank, Dustin, Helly Hansen, Lindorff and SATS ELIXIA. For more information visit altor.com.