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CHICAGO, Dec. 18, 2020 – PGIM Private Capital has completed fundraising for PGIM Capital Partners VI, L.P., surpassing its fundraising target with capital commitments of $2.23 billion. PGIM Capital Partners VI is more than 20% larger than Fund V, which closed in 2016. PGIM Private Capital is a leading source of private debt for public and private companies and is the private capital arm of PGIM, the $1.4 trillion global investment management businesses of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).
PGIM Capital Partners VI launched in Q1 2020 and received its final commitment in December 2020, amid unprecedented market volatility due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The fund closed with 24 investors across five countries and three continents, including significant re-up support from existing limited partners.
“Throughout the global pandemic and resulting market volatility, we have continued to deploy flexible junior capital to the middle-market,” said Jeff Dickson, executive managing director and head of Alternatives, PGIM Private Capital. “Our long-term, patient approach to investing has served us, our borrowers and our investors well during this time of uncertainty. We appreciate the continued confidence of our investor base, and believe this successful fundraising effort is a testament to the strategy and value proposition of PGIM Private Capital in the middle-market.”
The Fund VI strategy, much like its previous five funds, will continue to pursue middle-market financing opportunities primarily within the United States, Canada, the U.K. and Western Europe.
“Our funds have been cycle-tested,” said Allen Weaver, senior managing director and head of PGIM Private Capital. “The volatility experienced in 2020 has solidified our role as a reliable and trusted partner to middle-market issuers and our investors.”
PGIM Private Capital manages more than $20 billion in outside nonaffiliated assets through its Institutional Asset Management unit and Alternative Investments unit, comprised of PGIM Capital Partners and PGIM Energy Partners mezzanine funds, and Direct Lending. PGIM Private Capital manages a $97.5 billion portfolio of private placements and mezzanine investments through its regional office network (Atlanta; Chicago; Dallas; Frankfurt, Germany; London; Los Angeles; Mexico City1; Milan; Minneapolis; Newark, New Jersey; New York; Paris; San Francisco and Sydney2) and purchases up to $13 billion annually in private senior debt and junior capital. All data as of Sept. 30, 2020. For more information, please visit pgimprivatecapital.com.
PGIM, the global asset management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), ranks among the top 10 largest asset managers in the world3 with more than US$1.4 trillion in assets under management as of September 30, 2020. With offices in 16 countries, PGIM’s businesses offer a range of investment solutions for retail and institutional investors around the world across a broad range of asset classes, including public fixed income, private fixed income, fundamental equity, quantitative equity, real estate and alternatives. For more information about PGIM, visit pgim.com.
Prudential Financial, Inc. (PFI) of the United States is not affiliated in any manner with Prudential plc, incorporated in the United Kingdom or with Prudential Assurance Company, a subsidiary of M&G plc, incorporated in the United Kingdom. For more information please visit news.prudential.com.
1 The Mexico City office operates through PGIM Real Estate Mexico S.C.
2 The Sydney office operates through PGIM (Australia) Pty Ltd.
3 Prudential Financial, Inc. (PFI) is the 10th largest investment manager (out of 527 firms surveyed) in terms of global assets under management based on Pensions & Investments’ Top Money Managers list published on June 1, 2020. This ranking represents global assets under management by PFI as of March 31, 2020.
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