Announcement of First Close – Synergy Private Equity Fund (LP)

15 Sep 2014

Synergy Private Equity Fund (LP) is pleased to announce its first close of US$56.25M on September 12, 2014.  The Synergy Private Equity Fund (SPEF) is a $75 million-target ($100m hard cap) private equity fund domiciled in Mauritius and focused on mid-sized investments in high growth sectors in Nigeria and Ghana. In addition to the first close amount of $56.25m, it has also secured a further $10m towards its second (final) planned for Q1 2015.

First close investors in SPEF include four Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) and two Funds of funds.

Following months of intense fundraising, the Manager is pleased to now be in a position to deploy capital to fund investments in attractive opportunities in its robust pipeline. The Manager plans to make its first investment in the coming days based on based on approvals already secured from its Investment Committee.

Our investment thesis in based on building a robust and proprietary pipeline of deals, making investments at attractive valuations and managing for value to enable exits at attractive valuation multiples.

The Manager plans to undertake a final close of the fund in Q1 2015 to enable total focus on investments and it is at the moment engaged with a number of international and local investors who are at various stages of due diligence as potential second close investors in the fund.

Source: Synergy Capital Managers.

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