The Partners of Lonsdale Capital Partners, Alan Dargan, Ross Finegan and David Gasparro, today announced that it has closed its first fund, Lonsdale Capital Partners L.P., at its target and hard-cap amount of £110 million. The fund reached its final close after nine months of fundraising.
Lonsdale’s fund will continue to invest at the smaller end of the mid-market, in UK and European companies with an enterprise value of between £10 million – £50 million. Lonsdale will invest £10-15 million of equity (including add-on acquisitions) per transaction, taking a majority stake in strong, proven businesses.
Between 2008 and late 2015, Lonsdale invested on a deal-by-deal basis and decided to raise its first fund in response to demand from existing and potential new investors.