BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rotunda Capital Partners (“Rotunda” or “RCP”), an operationally focused, lower middle market private equity firm, announces the successful final closing of its debut institutional private equity fund, Rotunda Capital Partners Fund II, L.P. (together with its parallel investment vehicle, “Fund II”). The fund closed on over $195 million of commitments, exceeding its original target of $175 million.
The new fund will allow RCP to continue backing family and founder owned companies in the value-added distribution, asset light logistics and the industrial/business services sectors. RCP was founded in 2009 as an independent sponsor and with Fund II, RCP now manages over $350 million in equity capital.
Fund II attracted strong interest, resulting in a diverse institutional investor base composed of leading insurance companies, hospital systems, foundations, funds of funds, family offices, as well as executives of companies where Rotunda professionals had previously invested.
“We are grateful for the strong investor support we received in closing our debut institutional fund above our target in an uncertain market environment,” said John Fruehwirth, managing partner of Rotunda Capital Partners.
“We are excited to work with a great group of investors and appreciate their support of our team and strategy,” said Bob Wickham, partner at Rotunda.
Dan Lipson, partner at RCP, noted that “Our investors have provided guidance and support as we seek to expand and implement the RCP thematic sourcing and operational improvement model. We are excited to continue to find management teams to support and great companies to buy.”
INC. magazine recently named Rotunda as one of the top 50 best private equity firms for founders. Rotunda’s tagline – “Real growth is a journey, and we’ll navigate it with you” – reflects Rotunda’s commitment to working together with families and founders to grow their businesses.
Corey Whisner, partner at RCP, said, “Rotunda will continue to build great companies by implementing our operational improvement system and data-driven approach to create a scalable infrastructure and accelerate growth.”
UBS Securities, LLC advised as exclusive global placement agent on the Fund II fundraise. Kirkland & Ellis LLP serves as legal counsel to Rotunda.
About Rotunda Capital Partners
Rotunda Capital Partners is a private equity firm that invests equity capital in established, lower middle market companies. Rotunda partners with management to build data-driven growth platforms within its targeted sectors, including value-added distribution, asset light logistics and industrial/business services. Founded in 2009, the firm has a long history of helping management teams achieve their goals for growth. The Rotunda team actively provides guidance and draws on deep industry and financial relationships to contribute to the successful execution of Rotunda’s companies’ strategic plans. For more, visit www.rotundacapital.com