NOVACAP CLOSES INDUSTRIES FUND AT C$940 MILLION
November 21, 2019
Novacap announced the final closing of Novacap Industries V, L.P. on C$940 million of total third-party capital commitments, exceeding its original target and hard cap due to oversubscribed demand and strong support from its investors. The Fund invests in companies with strong growth potential in the industrial and manufacturing sectors as well as in service and distribution in the North American middle market.
Montreal, November 21st, 2019 - Novacap, one of Canada’s leading private equity firms, announced it closed its latest private equity fund, Novacap Industries V (the “Fund”), at its hard cap with total commitments of C$940 million. The Fund surpassed its target size by nearly 45%, driven by strong demand from new and existing investors.
Novacap Industries V aims to invest in companies with strong growth potential in the industrial and manufacturing sectors as well as in service and distribution. The Fund will maintain its current strategy of investing in North American mid-market manufacturing companies, food processors, business-service providers and distributors with the ability to become North American leaders in their respective fields. The Fund expects to make equity investments in order to support companies with organic growth initiatives and to drive strategic acquisitions.
The Fund launched formal marketing in late 2018, with an initial target of C$650 million and the goal of globally expanding its limited partner base. The outcome exceeded expectations thanks to commitments from pension funds, financial institutions, insurance companies, family offices and high net-worth individuals across North America, Europe and Asia. “We are proud to have been able to close the 5th generation Novacap Industries fund with a truly global limited partner base,” said Mr. Jacques Foisy, Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner of Novacap Industries, “The success of the fundraise will allow us to continue to grow and develop businesses in Canada and beyond.”
Novacap Industries V will be led by its partners, Jacques Foisy, Michel Côté, Domenic Mancini, Frédérick Perrault, Marc Paiement, Michel Toutant and Jean-Francois Routhier.
The Credit Suisse Private Fund Group acted as the exclusive placement agent and Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg acted as fund counsel for Novacap Industries V.