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Kempen European Private Equity Fund reaches over €120 million after second closing

The group of investors in the fund predominantly consists of (former) entrepreneurs, experienced private equity investors, and captains of industry. They come from the Netherlands, Belgium, and Switzerland.

Sven Smeets, Co-head Private Markets, stated: ‘This group of investors contributes to the broadening of the investment network in our home market. In addition, Van Lanschot Kempen staff invests in the fund with their own private capital as well. This “eat your own cooking” principle contributes to a proper alignment between our own interests and those of our investors, which is something we deeply believe in.’  

The Kempen European Private Equity Fund is a closed-end investment fund with a minimum term of ten years. The fund focuses primarily on the small and lower mid-market private equity segment of the European buy-out private equity market. The strategy aims for private equity investments in stable small and medium-sized businesses that are market leaders in their own specific niche. Family businesses with a long history and an understandable business model serve as ideal examples. The fund applies a long-term horizon, forging alliances with investment partners in several European regions. 

Marvin de Jong, Director of Private Markets, explained: ‘In the past few months, we have made several direct investments, and in addition, we have announced partnerships with local European investment partners. The portfolio of the Kempen European Private Equity Fund will be built up gradually but surely over a time period of three to five years. A third closing is expected in September. If, by that time, the fund has reached its target size of €150 to €200 million, this third closing will be the final closing.’


Approved for issue in the UK by Kempen Capital Management, registered in the United Kingdom (BR017904) at Octagon Point, 5 Cheapside, London EC2V 6AA as a branch of Kempen Capital Management N.V. (FC032822), which is a limited liability company incorporated in the Netherlands, authorised by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) and subject to limited regulation by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Kempen European Private Equity Fund (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. Please read the prospectus. This document is available on the website of KCM (

The Sub-Fund is registered for offering in a limited number of countries, including the United Kingdom. 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. The Fund is a closed-end investment fund and is only available for professional investors.


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