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Scala Fund Advisory announces an oversubscribed U.S. and European large buyout mandate

Scala Fund Advisory has raised more than $110 million for the second U.S. and European large buyout mandate. The mandate will be managed by Hamilton Lane, a global private markets asset management firm, and will enable local institutions to gain access to some of the most sought after and often oversubscribed buyout funds through a tailor-made solution. The group of 13 investors identified by Scala consists of listed institutions, foundations and family offices. The mandate is a continuation to the first large buyout mandate of more than $70 million raised in 2017. Scala and Hamilton Lane expect to offer similar strategies in the future.

The demand for leading U.S. and European large buyout funds has remained very strong. 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 the typical minimum ticket sizes of $50-100 million. In addition, these funds are often oversubscribed, making it increasingly difficult for potential new investors to gain access. As one of the world’s largest private markets investors, Hamilton Lane commits capital to various types of private market funds.

“We are happy to complete the second generation of these mandate programs with Hamilton Lane. The program was oversubscribed, which is a clear indication of the interest we are facing. We have already started the preparations for the next program to serve those investors who were not able to get in this time. The investment program we have devised is truly unique and we believe it has created great value-add to our key investors,” says Jerome Bouix, Managing Partner at Scala.

“We are pleased to continue collaborating with Scala in creating unique solutions for investors looking to gain exposure to specific areas of the private markets. We appreciate the local access and knowledge the Scala team possesses. We look forward to continuing this long-term partnership,” says David Planvig, Principal 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, Partner, Scala Fund Advisory, email: kimmo@scala-advisory.com, tel.: +358 40 8020 969
– Kate McGann, Manager, Public Relations, Hamilton Lane, email: kmcgann@hamiltonlane.com, tel: +1 610 617 5841

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. From our offices in Helsinki, Stockholm and London we cover more than 600 institutional investors in Europe and Asia. We are currently advising fundraisings e.g. within two Nordic small-cap buyouts, North American secondaries and European infrastructure. Scala does not provide investment advice under MiFID. For more information, please visit www.scala-advisory.com.

About Hamilton Lane:
Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ: HLNE) is a leading alternative investment management firm providing innovative private markets solutions to sophisticated investors around the world. Dedicated to private markets investing for 26 years, the firm currently employs approximately 340 professionals operating in offices throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East. With approximately $424 billion in total assets under management and supervision as of December 31, 2017, 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.

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