Thanks to its strong track record over the past 20 years, MBO & Co closed MBO Capital 5 above target in just 6 months with 100% re-ups from existing investors and a limited number of selected new investors.
The Fund, which will make investments in companies with enterprise values of between EUR 20 million and EUR 150 million, already made its first two investments and is currently 20% invested.
MBO Capital 5 will continue to deploy the same investment strategy focused on growth, in future-proof business sectors among which healthcare, software and tech, and B2B services. The Fund will leverage the MBO & Co value creation playbook to deliver both sustainability and financial returns.
The closing of MBO Capital 5 concludes an extremely active year for MBO & Co which has completed:
• 4 investments, all in MBO & Co preferred sectors, deploying EUR 90 million of capital
• 5 divestments representing total proceeds of over EUR 140 million and an average money multiple of 4.3x
Eric Dejoie, CEO of MBO & Co, said: “As for our previous funds, the fundraising of MBO Capital 5 has been a smooth process. With the support of our investors and the full commitment of the entire MBO & Co team, we will keep capitalizing on our in-depth knowledge of entrepreneurs and growth companies to allocate our investors’ capital.”