Coller fund named one of the 20 most influential private equity funds

20 Funds that matter 

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers II – 1980

KKR 1984 Fund – 1984

Clayton & Dubilier – 1984

Forstmann Little Equity III+ / Debt & Equity Buyout IV – 1986, 1987

Landmark Venture Partners – 1990

First three Apollo vehicles – 1990, 1992

Providence Media Partners – 1991

Advent VII (TA Associates) – 1992

Global Private Equity Fund II (Advent) – 1993

Candover 1994 Fund – 1994

Warburg Pincus Ventures – 1994

Permira Europe I – 1997

Coller International Partners II – 1998

RJH Industrial Partners – 1999

Silver Lake Partners I – 1999

CVC Capital Partners Asia Pacific – 2000

Index Ventures II – 2001

Carlyle Japan Partners – 2001

WLR Recovery Fund II – 2002

Blackstone Capital Partners IV – 2002

Seminal in secondaries

Coller takes liquidity to a new level

London-based private equity secondaries specialist Coller Capital started life humbly, its first fund (CIP I) comprising four investment entities that raised a total of $87 million between 1991 and 1996. Successor fund CIP II closed on $240 million in 1998, and was billed by founder Jeremy Coller as “the first specialist secondaries fund with a global mandate”.

Not content with achieving one new landmark, the fund then went on to achieve another when it led the $265 million purchase of Shell US Pension Trust’s private equity portfolio soon after the fund had closed. The deal was the largest private equity secondaries purchase that had completed at that point. It comprised positions in seven venture funds, five buyout funds and two mezzanine funds. In addition, the deal may have broken speed records: Coller said the deal was closed within a mere two and a half weeks. Coller’s funds subsequently went into the ten-figure territory, but not before the firm had proven its ability to handle very large private equity secondary transactions.

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