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Keensight Capital closes buyout fund at €1B

French private equity firm Keensight Capital closed Keensight V, its fifth growth buyout fund, at the vehicle's €1.00 billion hard cap.

The first and final close of the oversubscribed fund had a fundraising target of €750 million.

In addition to its existing limited partnership investors, the fund received commitments from new investors from Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia. Institutional investors, including asset managers, pension funds, insurance companies, banks and sovereign wealth funds, comprised the bulk of the subscriptions, with former portfolio company CEOs and family offices making up the remainder.

The fund will invest in profitable and fast-growing companies across Western Europe with revenues of between €15 million and €250 million, targeting investments of between 20 million and €200 million. It will also partner with entrepreneurs on growth investments. The firm's team has particular expertise in the information technology and healthcare sectors, according to a release.

Park Hill advised Keensight as placement agent.