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Capital Dynamics Closes Future Essentials II Fund at Target Size of EUR 300 Million

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ESG oriented, global private equity multi-manager program serves investors in the DACH region  

Fund classified as Article 8 under The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)

Zug, Switzerland – May 2, 2022 – Capital Dynamics, an independent global private asset management firm, today announced the final close of Capital Dynamics Future Essentials II LP (“Future Essentials II” or “the Fund”) with EUR 300 million in commitments. The Fund is managed by a multinational investment team in North America, Europe and Asia and invests in high quality, limited access private equity primary funds, particularly mid-market buyout and growth capital funds, with additional allocation to co-investments and secondary transactions. This second-time fund significantly surpassed the size of its predecessor fund, which closed in January 2019.

“We are delighted to have closed Future Essentials II at its target with more than 30 new and existing investors – including pension funds, insurance companies, banks, and multi-family offices,” said Mauro Pfister, Managing Director at Capital Dynamics, investment manager and product coordinator for Future Essentials II.  “The Fund’s ESG supported approach to value creation, bolstered by Capital Dynamics’ leading responsible investment credentials, is a significant differentiator within the private equity market. This is underlined by the Fund’s Article 8 classification under the SFDR.”

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). Swiss-headquartered Capital Dynamics is supported by a global platform, with offices in Munich and Zug to service investors in the DACH region.

Future Essentials II has already made substantial commitments through its access to propriety deal flow across primaries, secondaries and co-investments – enabled by Capital Dynamics’ more than three decades of experience and long-term relationships with over 350 private equity fund managers globally. The Fund 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. Capital Dynamics selects managers that have a strong focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles and view ESG as an instrument for enhancing operational value creation.

About Capital Dynamics

Capital Dynamics is an independent global asset management firm focusing on private assets, including private equity (primaries, secondaries co-investments), private credit, and clean energy. Created in 1988, the Firm has extensive knowledge and experience developing solutions tailored to meet the exacting needs of a diverse and global client base of institutional and private wealth investors. As of Q4 2021, Capital Dynamics oversees more than USD 13 billion in assets under management and advisement[1], and employs approximately 160 professionals globally across 14 offices in Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Asia.

With over three decades of experience, Capital Dynamics has developed long-term relationships with over 350 private equity fund managers globally, enabling powerful and propriety deal flow across primaries, secondaries, co-investments, and private credit opportunities. The Firm’s clean energy platform makes direct equity investments in carbon-reducing renewable energy power generation from late-stage development to commercial operations.  

Capital Dynamics is a recognized industry leader in responsible investing, receiving the highest marks from the UNPRI for its Strategy & Corporate Governance, and investment strategies. The Firm combines robust returns with market-leading ESG practices, including designing, implementing and trademarking the Capital Dynamics R-Eye™ Rating System – a unique, best-in-class approach to diligence and rating of each investment based on UNPRI principles and UN Sustainable Development Goals. For more information, please visit:

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Media Contact:

Rebecca Hart

Prosek Partners

+44 (0) 7903 256182

[1] As of December 31, 2021. Assets Under Management are calculated based on the total commitments as of the final closing date for all funds currently managed by Capital Dynamics, including amounts that have been distributed.  Assets Under Advisement includes assets for which Capital Dynamics provides services such as reporting, monitoring and risk management.


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