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Capital Dynamics Closes Debut Fund for DACH Investors Above Target

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Global Private equity multi-manager program – Future Essentials –
collects EUR 208 million in commitments

Zug, Switzerland – January 15, 2019 -- Capital Dynamics, an independent global private asset management firm, has held a final close of Capital Dynamics Future Essentials LP (“Future Essentials” or “the Fund”) with EUR 208 million in commitments. This first-time fund surpassed its initial target size of EUR 200 million.

Capital Dynamics developed this global private equity multi-manager program to meet the specific investment appetite, and portfolio, regulatory and tax requirements of German-speaking investors in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein (DACH region).

Future Essentials targets private equity managers across Europe, North America and Asia that demonstrate a proven track record of operational value creation through strategic development of portfolio companies and robust sales growth. In addition, selected managers should have a strong focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles that enhance operational value. The Fund invests in high-quality and access restricted private equity primary funds, specifically mid-market buyout and growth capital funds, with additional allocation to co-investment funds and secondaries transactions.

Swiss-headquartered Capital Dynamics is supported by a global platform, with offices in Munich and Zug to service investors in the DACH region. The Fund has more than 30 investors – both new and existing clients – including pension funds, insurance companies, banks, and multi-family offices.

“We greatly appreciate the strong investor support in this debut fund, focused on operational value creation underpinned by responsible investment principles. Capital Dynamics looks forward to continuing to develop strategic and tailored solutions that directly address our clients’ needs,” said Martin Hahn, Chief Executive Officer of Capital Dynamics.

Future Essentials’ approach to operational value creation, supported by specified ESG considerations, is a significant differentiator within the private equity market. The Fund has already made substantial commitments, and benefits from Capital Dynamics’ sourcing and execution capabilities developed through the Firm’s more than two decades of experience and over 350 general manager relationships it maintains.

About Capital Dynamics

Capital Dynamics is an independent global asset management firm focusing on private assets including private equity, private credit, clean energy infrastructure and energy infrastructure credit. Capital Dynamics offers a diversified range of tailored offerings and customized solutions for a broad, global client base, including corporations, family offices, foundations and endowments, high net worth individuals, pension funds and others. The firm oversees more than USD 15 billion in assets under management and advisement.[1] Capital Dynamics is distinguished by its deep and sustained partnerships with clients, a culture that attracts entrepreneurial thought leaders and a commitment to providing innovative ideas and solutions for its clients.

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, Capital Dynamics employs approximately 160 professionals globally and maintains offices in New York, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Munich, Milan, Birmingham, Dubai and Seoul. For more information, please visit: www.capdyn.com

[1] As of September 30, 2018

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