17Capital, the global go-to source of strategic financing for investors in private equity, and Investcorp, a leading global provider and manager of alternative investment products, are collaborating to structure a diversified portfolio of private equity, real estate, and credit assets in the US and Europe.
Mercury Capital Advisors, a leading private fund placement and secondary advisory firm, served as exclusive financial advisor to Investcorp on the transaction.
Augustin Duhamel, Managing Partner at 17Capital, said: “We have followed the growth and progress of Investcorp for many years. It is therefore tremendously exciting to enter a partnership with this pre-eminent and forward-thinking firm. We look forward to a strong and mutually beneficial relationship over the coming years.”
Rishi Kapoor, co-CEO at Investcorp, said: “Given the current economic climate, and our expectations over the coming years, we believe that there are significant opportunities to expand our alternative asset portfolios in private equity, real estate and credit. 17Capital is an established and successful capital platform that we believe will help us accomplish our goals”
Sabina Sammartino, Head of Secondary Advisory at Mercury Capital Advisors, said: “We are delighted to have advised Investcorp on this innovative and strategic partnership with 17Capital to further advance Investcorp’s global growth and broaden its institutional investor base”.
Investcorp is a global investment manager, specializing in alternative investments across private equity, real estate, credit, absolute return strategies, GP stakes and infrastructure. Since our inception in 1982, we have focused on generating attractive returns for our clients while creating long-term value in our investee companies and for our shareholders as a prudent and responsible investor.
We invest a meaningful portion of our own capital in products we offer to our clients, ensuring that our interests are aligned with our stakeholders, including the communities that we operate within, towards driving sustainable value creation. We take pride in partnering with our clients to deliver tailored solutions for their needs, utilizing a disciplined investment process, employing world-class talent and combining the resources of a global institution with an innovative, entrepreneurial approach.
Investcorp has today a presence in 12 countries across the US, Europe, GCC and Asia, including India, China and Singapore. As of March 31, 2021, Investcorp Group had US $35.4 billion in total AUM, including assets managed by third party managers, and employed over 430 people from 44 nationalities globally across its offices. For further information, visit www.investcorp.com and follow us @Investcorp on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.
Mercury Capital Advisors is a leading global private fund placement and secondary advisory firm. Founded in 2009 as a spinoff from the Merrill Lynch Private Equity Funds Group, the firm assists general partners and limited partners in fundraising and secondary advisory, co-investment and direct deal placement. Mercury’s secondary advisory practice provides comprehensive solutions to managers and owners of alternative asset portfolios seeking to leverage the secondary market to achieve their objectives. Our dedicated secondaries team provides customized solutions including advice on strategic options and structuring alternatives, optimal sales strategy and offerings and complete management of the sale and closing process.
With offices in New York, London, Singapore, Tokyo, and New Delhi, the firm maintains strong relationships with a broad range of the world’s pre-eminent institutional investors, including sovereign wealth funds, corporate and public pension plans, insurance companies, endowments, family offices, foundations, secondary funds, funds of funds, and consultants.