History

2014
Obtained alternative investment fund manager (AIFM) approval from the UK Financial Conduct Authority

The AIFM Directive creates a robust, harmonized regulatory framework for the benefit of investors and strengthens the oversight of companies managing alternative investment funds.

2013
Became founding member of the AltExchange Alliance

The AltExchange Alliance is a global initiative to define a standard data format in private equity to help automate the flow of data and increase transparency of information between GPs and LPs.

Established strategic cooperation with China’s Diligence Capital

The strategic cooperation with China's Diligence Capital, an RMB fund of funds manager, was established to capture regional and investment opportunities on behalf of China's rapidly growing pool of institutional investors and Capital Dynamics' global investor base.

Opened representative office in Seoul, Korea

2012
Awards:

The UK's Emerging Market Private Equity Firm of the Year by Acquisition International

Most Influential European LP of 2012 by Private Equity News

Strengthened leadership structure through expansion of top management

CFO/COO Stefan Ammann was named CEO and founding CEO Thomas Kubr took up the role of Executive Chairman of the Board.

2011
Opened Brisbane office

Awards:

2010 Fund of Funds of the Year in Europe by Private Equity International

2010
Awards:

2009 Fund of Funds House of the Year by the European Venture Capital & Private Equity Journal

2009 Private Equity Firm of the Year in Switzerland by Private Equity International

2009 Fund of Funds of the Year in Europe by Private Equity International

Opened offices in Brazil and Japan

Established a Clean Energy & Infrastructure platform

The platform was established for direct investments in real assets within the clean and renewable energy sector.

2009
Awards:

European Fund of Funds Firm of the Year 2009 by Private Equity News

Relocated San Francisco office to Menlo Park

2008
Became a signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investing

Awards:

European Fund of Funds Firm of the Year by Private Equity News

Opened Munich office

2007
Opened Hong Kong office

2006
Private equity-backed securitization transaction

We successfully completed another private equity-backed securitization transaction rated AAA/Aaa and AA/Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s.

Opened San Francisco office

2005
Opened London office

2002
Opened New York office

2001
Pioneered field of collateralized fund obligations

We successfully pioneered field of collateralized fund obligations with the first-ever structured private equity product and completed transaction.

1999
Founded Swiss entity, Capital Dynamics AG

1992
Closed first US fund and first fund dedicated to secondaries

1991
Closed first Europe-focused private equity fund of funds

1988
Commenced operations in Birmingham (United Kingdom)

History of Capital Dynamics

Capital Dynamics is a global asset manager founded on the basis of innovation and excellence. We invest in private equity funds and clean energy infrastructure around the world through a broad array of products, including primary funds, secondary funds, direct co-investments, separate accounts and structured private equity products. We also offer investment advisory services, portfolio servicing and portfolio risk management to our clients.

We operate globally and invest locally through our network of offices spanning four continents. We bring together local investment expertise and experience across investment strategies to offer our clients distinct investment solutions.

Clients come first at Capital Dynamics. We listen to what you need in order to provide the right products and services. When clients face exceptional challenges, we tailor products to their unique needs.

A culture of innovation is an essential part of our DNA and ensures that we continue to design and develop new products that address the changing markets and stay ahead of client needs.