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Kempen European Private Equity Fund II raises over €173 million at first closing

03 November 2021

Sven Smeets, Managing Director of the Private Markets team, comments: 'We are pleased that our clients have shown strong interest in this fund. Van Lanschot Kempen's clients increasingly want to invest in less liquid solutions. The Kempen European Private Equity Fund II makes this investment category more accessible for, among others, high net-worth private investors and family offices. The considerable interest shown by these client groups has therefore been translated into this successful first closing of the fund in a relatively short period of time. 

‘The private equity fund is available to clients of Van Lanschot Kempen. The first subscriptions to the fund come from both private investors and experienced private equity investors. They come from the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland. We have also welcomed clients from our partnership with Mercier Vanderlinden.

‘It is great to see that with this proposition we have not only been able to reach existing clients, but also new clients who allocated to Van Lanschot Kempen as an investor of choice for small-cap private equity strategies.

‘We are proud to reach €173 million at the first closing, representing a large part of our overall target for the fund.’


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About the Kempen European Private Equity Fund
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. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch and English) and the prospectus (available in English). 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 Subfonds is registered for offering in a limited number of countries. The countries where the subfund is registered can be found on the website. 

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

About Kempen Capital Management

Kempen Capital Management is a specialist asset manager with a focused approach and a clear investment philosophy. We believe in long-term stewardship for our clients and other stakeholders. Kempen provides sustainable returns, fiduciary management services, manager selection, portfolio construction and monitoring, alongside a number of actively-managed investment strategies. As of 30 June 2021, Kempen Capital Management had a total of €88.3 billion in client assets under management.

Kempen Capital Management, part of Van Lanschot Kempen Wealth Management NV, is a specialist and independent wealth manager. Kempen Capital Management NV is licensed as a manager of various UCITS and AIFs and authorised to provide investment services and as such is subject to supervision by the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. Kempen Capital Management (UK) Ltd is licensed as a manager and subject to supervision by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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