Pan-European asset manager AURELIUS has closed the AURELIUS European Opportunities IV. The Fund has secured EUR350 million of total commitments from a diverse group of top-tier institutional investors, including US and European university endowments, pension funds, insurance companies and family offices.

AURELIUS’ listed vehicle, AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA , will – in addition to its established lower mid-market investment program – co-invest up to EUR150 million alongside the Fund creating a total deal-making firepower of EUR 500 million for investments in the European mid-market.

Despite the Fund being significantly oversubscribed, AURELIUS effectively capped the Fund at EUR 350 million in order to maintain investment discipline and preserve its exceptional track record. It is delighted to be entering into a partnership with a select group of high-quality investors who will support the long-term development of the business.

The Fund will target equity tickets of up to 100 million in companies headquartered in Europe. AURELIUS will continue to focus on achieving returns through operational improvements, rather than leverage, with its portfolio companies benefiting from access to AURELIUS’ Operating Taskforce.

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