About Coller Capital's investments

Coller Capital acquires portfolios of private equity interests – both LP fund positions and direct investments in companies/corporations – from their original investors (typically, financial institutions, corporations, government bodies, family offices or charitable foundations). The firm's individual investments can be up to $1 billion or more in size.

Individual investments can be up to $1 billion or more in size

Milestone transactions

Coller Capital has been responsible for many of the milestone transactions of the secondaries market.

In 1998 Coller Capital acquired the Shell US Pension Trust portfolio and the NatWest Equity Partners portfolio (from Royal Bank of Scotland) in 2000 – at the time, these were the largest secondaries investments that had ever been made.

In 2001 the firm made the investment usually credited with kickstarting the secondary directs market: the purchase of the Bell Labs corporate venture portfolio from Lucent.

In 2004 Coller Capital’s $900m Abbey National transaction was, at the time, the largest ever secondaries investment by a single firm. 

In 2006, Coller Capital made the first ever secondaries investment in India – acquiring LP interests in a fund managed by ICICI Venture.

In 2009, the firm agreed to acquire a significant part of 3i’s European venture portfolio, and also acquired 20% of the quoted SVG Capital.

In 2010, Coller Capital formed a joint venture with Lloyds Banking Group to acquire the Bank of Scotland Integrated Finance portfolio.

In 2011, Coller Capital acquired 100% of Crédit Agricole Private Equity (CAPE) and the large majority of the funds CAPE managed.

In 2012, the firm agreed to fund the acquisition of a $1.9bn private equity portfolio from Lloyds Banking Group.

In 2015 Coller Capital’s fund was a lead investor in a transaction committing $645m to allow Irving Place Capital to reposition its 2006 vintage fund and establish a new investment vehicle.

In 2018 Coller Capital's seventh fund led the world's largest GP-led transaction of its time: a liquidity offer made for €2.2bn to Nordic Capital investors.

In 2021 Coller Capital’s investment and co-investment vehicles led the world’s largest private credit secondaries transaction for a $680 million credit portfolio managed by Ping An Overseas Holdings.