Värde Partners Exceeds Target Raising Nearly $2.5 Billion in 13th Flagship FundDecember 18, 2019
Fund Seeks Opportunistic Investments in Credit and Assets Globally
MINNEAPOLIS, NEW YORK, LONDON & SINGAPORE – Värde Partners, a leading global alternative investment firm, today announced it has raised its 13th flagship vehicle, Värde Fund XIII (“the Fund”), with $2.47 billion in commitments.
The Fund exceeded its $2 billion target and will have the flexibility to invest in a range of credit and credit-related assets globally across liquid traded credit, special situations, real estate and financial services.
“Over the past 26 years we have built a global platform with the agility to seek attractive risk-adjusted value in opportunistic credit and asset markets,” said George Hicks, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “In this fund, we utilize our deep experience through many market cycles with the flexibility to invest in both private and liquid markets, across capital structures and regions.”
Värde expects the opportunity set to be driven by systemic distress factors, including where financial systems retain persistent high levels of non-performing loans, and cyclical opportunities associated with industry or economic downturns.
“Against a backdrop of intense economic uncertainty, there are several significant pockets of distress around the world today, and we expect that opportunity to grow over the investment period of the Fund,” said Ilfryn Carstairs, Global Co-Chief Investment Officer. “We have strategically built our right to play in markets where we can target the gaps left behind by traditional capital providers as they continue to retrench.”
“The strong support for this fundraise came from both new and long-time investors,” added Jon Fox, Partner and Global Head of Business Development and Investor Relations. “We appreciate the confidence that this diverse investor base has in the power of the Värde platform.”
In addition to its flagship funds, Värde has previously raised dedicated capital for targeted investment strategies in Asia, Europe, mortgages, private debt, real estate, and specialty finance.
Värde Partners is a leading global alternative investment firm with roots in credit and distressed. Founded in 1993, the firm has invested more than $68 billion since inception and manages over $14 billion on behalf of a global investor base. The firm’s investments span corporate and traded credit, real estate and mortgages, private equity and direct lending. Värde employs more than 300 professionals across 13 offices worldwide. For more information, please visit www.varde.com.