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GCM Grosvenor Closes Secondary Opportunities Fund II At $700mn

GCM Grosvenor has completed the final close of its Secondary Opportunities Fund II, L.P. with $700 million in committed capital, the Chicago-based firm announced today. GSF II, which held its first close in May of 2017, reached the fund's hard cap.

Fund investors include public and Taft-Hartley pension plans, financial institutions, healthcare systems and endowments, in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

GSF II will acquire interests in private funds through secondary market transactions, with a focus on transactions of less than $50 million average deal size. GSF II will target funds oriented toward small and middle market buyout, special situation, growth equity, infrastructure and real estate investment strategies.

GCM Grosvenor has been active in secondary transactions since 2003, with over $2 billion committed to more than 100 investments. "We are grateful for the support we received from investors," said Brian Sullivan, Managing Director and head of the firm's secondaries business. "They, like us, view secondaries as a means to diversify their private equity portfolio with mature, high-quality assets, while seeking to mitigate the j-curve and reduce blind pool risk. We continue to see value in the secondary market, and are confident we will identify compelling opportunities on behalf of our investors."