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Scala Fund Advisory announces US and European large buyout mandate

Scala Fund Advisory has raised more than $70 million for a US and European large buyout mandate. The mandate will be managed by Hamilton Lane, a global private markets asset management firm, and will enable Finnish institutions to gain access to some of the most sought after and often oversubscribed buyout funds through a tailor-made solution. The group of investors identified by Scala consists of nine Finnish institutions and family offices. Scala and Hamilton Lane expect to offer similar mandate vehicles in the future as well.

Based on investor discussions, Scala identified a serious interest among Finnish institutions for investments in leading US and European large buyout funds. These types of funds have historically exhibited stable long-term returns and they typically form the nucleus of the alternative investment portfolio for several large pension companies and other leading global investors. Accessing these funds can prove challenging to some investors due to their $50-100 million minimum ticket sizes. In addition, these funds are often oversubscribed, making it increasingly more difficult for potential new investors to gain access. As one of the world’s largest private markets investors, Hamilton Lane commits capital to a variety of types of private market funds.

“Scala approached Hamilton Lane, which has more than 25 years of experience in these types of flexible mandate solutions tailored for a variety of investor needs. With more than $330 billion in assets under management and supervision, they are often the largest investor in many sought-after private equity funds and also hold a number of Advisory Board seats at prominent GPs. The investment program we have devised is truly unique, and we look forward to identifying tailor-made solutions that fit the needs of our key investors in the future,” says Jerome Bouix, Managing Partner at Scala.

“We are pleased to have been selected by Scala to create this unique solution for Finnish institutional investors looking to gain access to leading large buyout funds in the US and Europe. The Scala team possessed a clear picture of the investor demand and the build-out of the first fund of the program. The process has been very efficient, having been completed in only a matter of months. We look forward to a long term partnership,” says David Planvig, Director of Business Development – The Nordics at Hamilton Lane.

For further information, please contact:
– Jerome Bouix, Managing Partner, Scala Fund Advisory, email: jerome@scala-advisory.com, tel.: +46 731 461 132
– Kimmo Eloranta, Director, Scala Fund Advisory, email: kimmo@scala-advisory.com, tel.: +358 40 8020 969
– David Planvig, Director of Business Development – The Nordics, Hamilton Lane, email: dplanvig@hamiltonlane.com, tel.: +45 31 32 2003

About Scala Fund Advisory:
Scala Fund Advisory is a specialised advisory and fundraising boutique dedicated to alternative investments. We offer solutions to best in class private equity fund managers and professional investors globally. We have offices in London, Stockholm and Helsinki. We are currently advising fundraisings e.g. within Nordic small-cap buyout and European direct lending. For more information, please visit www.scala-advisory.com.

About Hamilton Lane:
Hamilton Lane is a leading alternative investment management firm providing innovative private markets solutions to sophisticated investors around the world. Dedicated to private markets investing for 25 years, the firm currently employs more than 290 professionals operating in offices throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. With more than $332 billion in total assets under management and supervision as of December 31, 2016, Hamilton Lane offers a full range of investment products and services that enable clients to participate in the private markets asset class on a global and customized basis. For more information, please visit www.hamiltonlane.com, or follow Hamilton Lane on Twitter: @hamilton_lane.

CapMan is a leading Nordic investment and specialised asset management company. As an integral part of CapMan Group, Scala Fund Advisory offers fundraising services, secondary services and strategic advice to institutional private equity investors. Scala does not provide investment advice under MiFID.

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