Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (“Clearlake”), an investment firm that focuses on technology, industrials, and consumer industries, announced today it has completed fundraising for its seventh flagship private equity fund, Clearlake Capital Partners VII (“Fund VII”), with more than $14.1 billion in commitments. With an initial target of $10 billion, Fund VII reached its hard cap and was significantly oversubscribed including commitments from the General Partner and affiliates.
More than $25 billion in capital has been raised by Clearlake since January 2021, which includes nearly $7 billion raised in four continuation funds. Fund VII is double in size to the Firm’s predecessor flagship fund, Clearlake Capital Partners VI, which is fully deployed and closed at $7.1 billion in commitments in early 2020. As of December 31, 2021, Fund VII’s two predecessor funds generated the following results – Clearlake Capital Partners V generated a gross IRR of 65.1% (57.7% net), with a gross multiple of 3.9x (3.2x net), and Clearlake Capital Partners VI generated a gross IRR of 86.9% (78.8% net), with a gross multiple of 1.8x (1.6x net)i. With the closing of Fund VII, Clearlake has more than $72 billion of assets under management and will continue to leverage its current investment strategy with Fund VII of flexible and creative deployment of capital into the technology, industrial and consumer sectors.
Fund VII’s announced platform investments include Cornerstone OnDemand, Concert Golf, Discovery Education, Intertape Polymer Group, Kofax, Mold-Rite Packaging, Quest Software and Springs Window Fashions. Realizations across the Clearlake platform in 2021 include American Construction Source, Appriss, DigiCert, Ivanti, NetDocuments, Janus International, Precisely, Provation, symplr, Wheel Pros and investments under Clearlake’s Better For You platform.
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