International private equity firm Cinven announces the final close of its latest flagship fund, the Eighth Cinven Fund (‘Fund 8’), having raised $14.5 billion (€13.2 billion) and reached the hard cap. Fund 8 is nearly 30% larger than its 2019 vintage predecessor fund, Fund 7, for which Cinven also reached the hard cap.

Stuart McAlpine, Managing Partner of Cinven, said:

“Cinven has a long and proven track record of delivering strong and consistent performance to our investors. Our strategy for Fund 8 builds on the approach we have successfully deployed for previous Cinven Funds, investing in control positions in growth-oriented, market leading, cash generative companies with resilient characteristics where we can accelerate growth through our active management, and deliver break-out returns. We are very grateful to our Limited Partners for their continued support, and believe the investment opportunity for Fund 8 is very compelling.”

Alexandra Hess, Partner of Cinven and Head of Investor Relations, added:

“We greatly appreciate the support for Fund 8 that we have received from both longstanding and new investors. With their support, we have been able to complete another successful fundraise despite the difficult market backdrop. We believe market environments such as these support successful fund vintages for investors; particularly given Cinven’s experience identifying attractive opportunities across sectors and geographies in periods of volatility.”

The Cinven Funds have completed investments in more than 150 portfolio companies across Europe and in North America, realised or listed more than 115 investments and returned proceeds of c. €47 billion to the Cinven Funds.

Source: Cinven