Private Equity Private Fund Group

Private Fund Group

The Credit Suisse Private Fund Group ("PFG") provides a range of private placement and related services, including fund placement, direct corporate capital raising (directs and co-investments), and secondary solutions. The PFG is one of the largest, most cohesive and experienced global private placement and secondary solutions teams in the industry, having raised over $458 billion of capital for over 356 funds since 1994.

1994

Established, operating across eight offices

71

Professionals

$458b

Raised for 356 funds

$32b

Secondary transaction volume 

Who we are

The PFG has one of the most global teams in the industry, with locally-based professionals in New York, London, Hong Kong, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Sydney and Seoul. The PFG raises private capital from investors worldwide, including public and private pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations, banks, insurance companies, fund of funds, consultants and high-net-worth individuals and families. The team operates through dedicated, local, on-the-ground resources to raise capital globally in Australia, Asia, Europe, Middle East, North America and South America. The PFG has raised over 350 funds across all strategies / fund types including:

  • Lower Middle Market & Middle Market Buyout
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Direct Lending
  • Distressed Debt
  • Special Situations
  • Mezzanine
  • First-Time Funds
  • Secondary Funds
  • Infrastructure
  • Emerging Markets
  • Real Estate

Additionally, the PFG is a market leader in the structuring and execution of secondary transactions for a wide array of LP and GP clients. Its dedicated secondaries team blends extensive transactional experience with multidisciplinary skill sets that include secondaries investing, transaction management, investment banking, PE consulting, legal and valuation analysis. The team leverages this diverse set of experiences to structure and execute bespoke transactions, with the goal of treating all parties fairly and aligning incentives appropriately. Since 2001, the team has successfully executed over 150 transactions representing over $32 billion of secondary volume.

The Private Fund Group is part of Credit Suisse’s Asset Management business within the International Wealth Management division, which offers products across a broad spectrum of investment classes, including equities, fixed income, and alternative investments. Credit Suisse Asset Management manages over $300 billion of assets, including over $125 billion in Alternative Investments, for government, institutional, corporate and private clients.

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