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AlpInvest Partners completes fundraising for seventh secondaries program reaching hard cap of $9 billion

  • Includes more than 170 New and Existing Investors

New York, Amsterdam and Hong Kong – AlpInvest Partners, The Carlyle Group’s dedicated private equity primary fund, co-investment, and secondary solutions platform, has raised $9 billion for AlpInvest Secondaries Program VII (“ASP VII”) in closed and reserved commitments, and has closed on an additional $1.2 billion in committed co-investment vehicles. ASP VII exceeds its $8 billion target and reached its hard cap.

Wouter Moerel, Managing Director & Co-Head of Secondary Investments at AlpInvest, said: “It is a significant milestone for AlpInvest to have concluded another successful fundraise, largely executed remotely. We are delighted with the strong investor support, which we believe validates the caliber of our team, and the breadth and depth of the AlpInvest and Carlyle platforms. We are grateful for the confidence and support of our limited partners, both the continued partnership with existing investors as well as diversifying our investor base by welcoming new investors to the program.”

“The secondaries market continues to expand and evolve, both in terms of overall transaction volume and transaction structures. With over a decade of experience working together, our team continues to innovate and grow with the market.  With the successful closing of ASP VII, we are well positioned to continue to execute on our strategy of investing in attractive opportunities globally,” added Chris Perriello, Managing Director & Co-Head of Secondary Investments at AlpInvest.

ASP VII is a dedicated secondaries investment program that will seek to acquire positions in existing private equity funds in the secondaries market through both the acquisition of fund interests and GP-centered investments. More than 170 new and existing investors committed capital to ASP VII, including sovereign wealth funds, public pension funds, corporate pension funds, financial institutions, asset managers, foundations, and family offices that originate from over 45 countries spanning North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region.

AlpInvest has committed more than $19 billion to more than 150 secondary transactions over the past 18 years and currently has a dedicated 27-person secondaries team based in New York, Amsterdam, London and Hong Kong. Its sixth secondaries program raised $6.5 billion in 2017, exceeding its $6 billion target.

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About AlpInvest Partners

AlpInvest is a leading global private equity investor, with more than $49 billion of assets under management as of September 30, 2020, and more than 170 employees across offices in New York, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, London, San Francisco and Indianapolis. Since its inception, AlpInvest has invested with over 300 managers and committed approximately $73 billion across over 725 primary commitments to private equity funds, more than 150 secondary transactions and in excess of 270 equity co-investments. AlpInvest offers customized private equity investment solutions to investors through separately managed accounts and commingled funds. AlpInvest operates as a subsidiary of The Carlyle Group.

About The Carlyle Group

The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across four business segments: Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit and Investment Solutions. With $230 billion of assets under management as of September 30, 2020, Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, portfolio companies and the communities in which we live and invest. Carlyle employs more than 1,800 people in 30 offices across six continents. Further information is available at Follow Carlyle on Twitter @OneCarlyle.

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