Acton Fund V: First Closing EUR 130 mio.
November 21, 2018
We are very pleased to inform you that the fundraising for Acton Fund V - where ISP is the exclusive placement agent for Switzerland is making excellent progress: They have already received hard commitments from anchor investors for a First Closing of EUR 130 mio. which is well above their initial target. Major investors of Acton Fund V at the First Closing are yet again the European Investment Fund, KfW, Hubert Burda Media and the Acton Team. Moreover, they are very pleased about strong inbound interest from international Family Offices, Private Investors and some Major Institutionals for Acton Fund V. They expect to reach commitments towards EUR 200 mio. by year end and are thus confident to announce their final closing (hard cap EUR 250 mio.) within the next 3-6 months.
Successful Closing Of Darby’s 3rd Latin American Private Debt Fund, Reaching Hard Cap of US$300 Million
November 19, 2018
Darby has successfully closed its 3rd Latin American Private Debt Fund. ISP has acted as the exclusive placement agent for Switzerland. Washington, DC, October 30th, 2018 - Darby Overseas Investments, Ltd. ("Darby"), a private equity arm of Franklin Templeton Investments, announced the final close of its Darby Latin American Private Debt Fund III ("DLAPDF III"), following the fund being oversubscribed, hitting its hard cap of US$300 million. DLAPDF III is a regional Latin American private debt strategy that invests in financially sound middle market companies with proven management and competitive market positions. DLAPDF III's investors are comprised of leading institutional investors from Europe, Asia, United States and Latin America, including investors who have committed to the strategy since the first fund in 1999. The fund's investment team has extensive experience in Latin American private debt investing, having worked for more than 10 years on the strategy. The fund team operates out of offices in Washington, DC, São Paulo, Brazil and Bogotá, Colombia, creating a strong regional presence and proven deal sourcing networks. The fund team plans to continue its long track record of deploying capital with senior secured debt positions that include an equity kicker upside, resulting in attractive risk-adjusted returns for investors. The team has begun building the fund's portfolio, investing in three companies to date: NEOgas, a regional natural gas distribution company with operations in Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico; San Victoriano, an established agricultural company based in Uruguay; and Abengoa Peru, a transmission line and substation operator based in Peru. Richard "Rick" H. Frank, Jr., Managing Director of DLAPDF III, commented: "We are honored by the strong support from our limited partners who committed to our 3rd Latin American private debt fund. As a pioneer of private debt investing in the region, we continue to see an increasing number of opportunities for long-term credit financing in medium-sized companies in Latin America, which positions us well to successfully deploy our long-standing investing strategy for the benefit of our portfolio companies and our investors." https://www.darbyoverseas.com/darby/index.jsp?url=/press/press_releases/release_2018-10-30
ACTON exits its portfolio company Chef’s Plate to HelloFresh
November 6, 2018
We are pleased to inform you that HelloFresh S.E. (“HFG”) has acquired ACTON's Canadian portfolio company Chef’s Plate, Inc. Closing of the transaction is still subject to certain closing conditions and is expected by the end of October 2018. Chef’s Plate and HFG plan to strengthen both brands along distinct offerings for the Canadian consumers. By leveraging synergies across marketing, sourcing and operating expenses, both brands gain significant means to accelerate the individual brand strategies further and to expand the joint market leadership based on the complementary customer bases and leading positions at different pricing points. HelloFresh is an international publicly traded meal-kit company based in Berlin, Germany. It is the largest meal-kit provider in the world and has operations in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, and Australia. Christoph Braun and Hannes Blum have accompanied the investment.
ISP organized the first Investor day of the Mojo Digital One Fund in Berlin
August 29, 2018
The event took place at « the Factory » in Berlin where the Mojo team discussed the most recent developments in the european technology sector with a selected panel of entrepreneurs and tech fund managers.