References/17 Jan 2023

Borenius advised Certior Capital on the formation of its second private equity fund

We advised Certior Capital on the establishment of Certior Private Equity Fund II (CPEF II), which aims to build a portfolio of 30–50 small-cap buyout and growth equity investments in companies across Europe split equally between fund investments and co-investments. CPEF II will continue the strategy of its predecessor fund focusing on undercapitalised market segments, backing new and emerging managers, and being their preferred co-investor. The new fund aims to invest very opportunistically across Europe alongside under-the-radar emerging managers, deal-by-deal teams, concept funds, SPVs and single asset funds, and it seeks to raise EUR 80 million by its final close.

Certior Capital is a value-add focused private equity and private credit advisor and fund manager. The firm’s core expertise is in Europe’s lower- and mid-market private equity and private credit markets, where the team’s experience is one of the longest in Europe. Certior Capital focuses on undercapitalised market segments, cornerstoning new managers and co-investments. Certior Capital manages three distinct series of funds for institutional investors: Certior Private Equity Funds, Certior Special Opportunity Funds and Certior Credit Opportunity Funds.

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Henri Ruotsalainen



Tuukka Tolvanen

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