European Private Equity Fund II

Opening access to an attractive market

The strategy focus is on the small and lower mid-market segment of the European buy-out private equity market, focusing on companies with an enterprise value of €10 million to €150 million. This market tends to have relatively less competing capital than the larger private equity market segments, yet a much larger number of potential small-scale deals available. We therefore feel this segment offers the most opportunities for strong future returns.

A hybrid solution: a smarter investment engine 
With a so-called hybrid solution, the strategy will target a well-diversified combination of direct deals, in the form of ‘co-investments’, alongside experienced private equity General Partners and indirect investments in ‘under-the radar’ private equity funds. The target is to build a portfolio with a roughly 50/50 split between direct deals and private equity funds. This mix has clear benefits for you as an investor:

  • The hybrid mix creates good portfolio diversification, and thus strong risk diversification;
  • Co-investments involve much lower fees than private equity funds;
  • Likely shorter J-curve than funds that invest solely in private equity funds.

Experienced specialists

Kempen is well-known for being a small-cap specialist and value-investing boutique when it comes to listed companies. We will build on this experience by focusing on the smaller end of the private equity market, where we believe value investing is also possible as deal valuations remain attractive.

The team managing the Kempen European Private Equity Fund averages over 18 years’ experience on their private market investments. We maintain a strong network, know all the relevant ‘under-the-radar’ players across Europe and have the expertise needed to manage direct co-investment deals effectively.

All in all, we believe this new fund will provide diversified access to an exclusive asset class in a new and innovative way, managed by an experienced team according to Kempen’s small-cap values.

The Kempen European Private Equity Fund is available in the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland. The minimum investment is €250,000.

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2018, 12 December

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About the Kempen European Private Equity Fund II
The Kempen European Private Equity Fund II was established in 2021 and is a closed-end investment fund with a minimum duration of ten years. The fund focuses on the small and lower mid-sized segment of the European buy-out private equity market in five regions: the Benelux, the German-speaking countries, France, the United Kingdom and Scandinavia. The aim is to construct a broad investment portfolio over a period of three to five years by diversifying across the listed regions and a range of sectors. The reason for this is risk diversification. The Kempen European Private Equity Fund II is offered to investors in the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland.

The Kempen European Private Equity Fund II (the Sub-Fund) is a sub-fund of Kempen Alternative Markets Fund SICAV-RAIF (the “Fund”), domiciled in Luxembourg. Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of the Fund. KCM is authorised as a management company and regulated by The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. The Sub-Fund is registered under the license of the Fund at the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. 

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Therefore, read the prospectus and the Essential Information Document. These documents of the Fund are available on the website of KCM ( The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English. The Sub-Fund is registered for offering in a limited number of countries. The countries where the Sub-Fund is registered can be found on the website. 

The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.