ROWAYTON, Conn., December 16th, 2019 – Eaton Partners, one of the world’s leading private capital advisory and fund placement firms and a wholly owned subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF), is pleased to have acted as exclusive placement agent for the private equity firm Loyal Valley Capital ("LVC").
Loyal Valley Capital Advantage Fund II, L.P. ("Fund II") exceeded its fundraising target with $465 million of equity capital commitments, including $440 million of third-party limited partner commitments.
Fund II will continue to execute on LVC’s thematic, research-driven strategy that invests in middle market companies positioned to benefit from secular industry transformation in China. It will maintain its focus on LVC’s core areas of domain expertise: New Consumer (Media & Entertainment and Education) and Healthcare. LVC’s previous US dollar-denominated fund, Loyal Valley Capital Advantage Fund I L.P., closed with $390 million of total capital in 2018.
"Loyal Valley has a dynamic and exciting partnership with an innovative and entrepreneurial culture that serves it well in its investments and resonated with limited partners in fundraising," said Chris Lerner, Partner at Eaton Partners. "During the successful fundraise of Fund II, LVC made further strides in widening its investor base and institutionalizing its business. We’re proud that we exceeded the target and hard cap and expect to see continued strong performance of LVC’s first two USD funds."
"We appreciate the extraordinary support from our existing limited partners and the expansion of our investor base amongst leading global institutions," said Andy Lin, Partner & Founder of LVC. "Eaton Partners allowed us to move quickly to close Fund II within one year of launch. We believe that our grassroots team and post-investment value creation help us deliver the best outcomes, something our investors are used to."
About Eaton Partners
Eaton Partners, a Stifel Company, is one of the world’s largest capital placement agents and fund advisory firms, having raised more than $100 billion across more than 125 highly differentiated alternative investment funds and offerings. Founded in 1983, Eaton advises and raises institutional capital for investment managers across alternative strategies – private equity, private credit, real assets, real estate, and hedge funds/public market – in both the primary and secondary markets. Eaton Partners maintains offices and operates throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
Eaton Partners is a division of Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Member SIPC and NYSE. Eaton Partners subsidiary Eaton Partners (U.K.) LLP is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Eaton Partners subsidiary Eaton Partners Advisors (HK) Limited is approved as a Type 1-licensed company under the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong. Eaton Partners and the Eaton Partners logo are trademarks of Eaton Partners, LLC, a limited liability company. ® Eaton Partners, 2019.
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About Loyal Valley Capital
LVC is a leading private equity firm that has actively been investing in high quality middle market companies in China since 2015. LVC is an independent, partner-owned firm with an extensive network spanning public and private companies across China with preferred access to C-level professionals and the most attractive deals in the country. LVC currently manages three private equity funds with assets under management of over $1.6 billion. LVC has a growing team of 50 professionals based in Shanghai, China. For more information, please visit https://www.loyalvalleycapital.com/en/.
Stifel Company Information
Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF) is a financial services holding company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, that conducts its banking, securities, and financial services business through several wholly owned subsidiaries. Stifel’s broker-dealer clients are served in the United States through Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, including its Eaton Partners business division; Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.; Miller Buckfire & Co., LLC; Century Securities Associates, Inc., and in the United Kingdom and Europe through Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited. Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited owns MainFirst Bank AG, which is authorized and regulated by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) and whose London Branch is authorized by BaFin and supervised by the Financial Conduct Authority for the conduct of UK business, whose Milan Branch is authorized and regulated by BaFin and supervised by CONSOB/Bank of Italy, whose Paris Branch is authorized and regulated by BaFin and supervised by AMP/Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel. Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited also owns MainFirst Schweiz AG, which is authorized by the Eidgenoessische Finanzmarktaufsicht to act as an introducing broker for MainFirst Bank AG, MainFirst Securities US Inc., an introducing broker that is a member of FINRA and the SIPC, and Stifel Europe Geneva S.A. The Company’s broker-dealer affiliates provide securities brokerage, investment banking, trading, investment advisory, and related financial services to individual investors, professional money managers, businesses, and municipalities. Stifel Bank and Stifel Bank & Trust offer a full range of consumer and commercial lending solutions. Stifel Trust Company, N.A. and Stifel Trust Company Delaware, N.A. offer trust and related services. To learn more about Stifel, please visit the Company’s website at www.stifel.com.
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