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Kempen European Private Equity Fund II reaches maximum capacity of €245 million at its second closing

06 April 2022

Sven Smeets, Managing Director of the Private Markets team, explains: “We are proud of the trust that our investors have placed in us. The huge interest in the fund has, in a relatively short period, led to the successful final closing of the fund. This further strengthens the commitment of our team and we are looking forward to continue and expand the construction of the investment portfolio. We will keep our investors well-informed about this process.”

We have noted increasing demand from institutional and private investors for alternative investments. In less than five years, the Private Markets team has successfully introduced various strategies that meet this demand. Through our long-term focus, we want to continue to offer our clients added value - now and in the future.”

The Private Markets team at Van Lanschot Kempen manages assets based on three strategies and since its start in the summer of 2017, has accumulated assets under management of around €1.2 billion. One of the funds that it manages, Kempen European Private Equity Fund II is aimed at the small to mid-market segment of the European buy-out private equity market. It is a hybrid investment fund that combines investments in private equity partnerships with direct co-investments in companies.


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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.