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STAFFORD CAPITAL PARTNERS CLOSES FIRST INVESTMENT FOR ITS NEW FUND, STAFFORD INTERNATIONAL TIMBERLAND FUND VIII (“SIT VIII”)

November, 2016

Stafford Capital Partners (“Stafford”), a leading private markets investment group with a global presence and USD 4.4 billion under management and advice, is pleased to announce the first close on USD 180 million in commitments for its new timber fund, Stafford International Timberland Fund VIII (“SIT VIII”).  SIT VIII is a specialist timberland fund providing liquidity to Limited Partners in existing timberland funds through the secondary market, additional equity for timberland managers through co-investment and separate account opportunities, and equity for new timberland funds.

One week after closing, Stafford is also pleased to announce a first SIT VIII investment of circa USD 50 million through a secondary transaction in five US timberland funds that hold a diversified portfolio of properties across several key timberland regions in the US.

SIT VIII follows on from Stafford International Timberland Fund VII (“SIT VII”), a USD 484 million timberland fund. Over the past 12 months Stafford has completed USD 497m of timberland investments across ten transactions including, six secondary transactions, two separate account mandates and two primary timberland fund commitments.  Stafford was in a position to syndicate one of these SIT VII secondary transactions, raising an additional USD 80 million of capital from both new and existing clients.  Stafford continues to see an increasing number of larger secondary transactions coming to market. 


STAFFORD CAPITAL PARTNERS ANNOUNCES THE SECOND CLOSE OF STAFFORD INFRASTRUCTURE SECONDARIES FUND II WITH 4 NEW INVESTORS

September, 2016

Stafford Capital Partners (“Stafford”), a leading private markets investment group with a global presence and USD 4.4 billion under management and advice, is pleased to announce the second close of its new infrastructure fund, Stafford Infrastructure Secondaries Fund II (“SISF II”). SISF II is a specialist infrastructure fund focusing on secondary opportunities in core infrastructure assets.
Following a recent first close on June 16, SISF II had a second close of EUR 69.5m (USD 78.1 million) on August 19, bringing the total commitments to date to EUR 164 million (USD 184 million), with Euro 99m accepted to date. This is in line with its final target of EUR 250 million (USD 281 million). The Fund has now welcomed investors from Germany, France and Italy.


STAFFORD CAPITAL PARTNERS DELIVER STRONG RETURNS FOR PE MANDATES OVER YEAR ENDING JUNE 2016.

August, 2016

Stafford Capital Partners (“Stafford”), a leading private markets investment group with a global presence and USD 4.3 billion under management and advice, is pleased to report strong financial year returns for its private equity separate account mandate clients.

Total separately managed account commitments of approximately USD 334m delivered aggregate returns net to clients of over 30% for the year ending June 2016.  Dan Bowden, a Partner of Stafford, noted that these returns are due to excellent performances from underlying managers combined with very strong exits from several of our co-investments.  This is in line with our strategy to deploy capital with and alongside leading private equity managers. 


STAFFORD CAPITAL PARTNERS CLOSES FIRST INVESTMENT OF ITS NEW FUND, STAFFORD INFRASTRUCTURE SECONDARIES FUND II, WITH EIGHT CO-INVESTORS ALONGSIDE.

July, 2016

Stafford Capital Partners (“Stafford”), a leading private markets investment group with a global presence and USD 4.3 billion under management and advice, is pleased to announce the first investment of its new infrastructure fund, Stafford Infrastructure Secondaries Fund II (“SISF II”). SISF II is a specialist infrastructure fund focusing on secondary opportunities in core infrastructure assets.

Following a recent first close at EUR 94.5 million (USD 106.5 million), with EUR 44.5 million accepted to date. SISF II has immediately invested EUR 20m into a diversified portfolio of over 90 mature PPP-assets. Eight investors have come in alongside Stafford through Stafford Infrastructure Co-Investment I ("SICI I"), a new co-investment vehicle set up for this purpose. This investment is in line with our strategy to deploy capital swiftly into yielding core infrastructure assets.


STAFFORD CAPITAL PARTNERS TO LOCATE NORTH AMERICAN HEADQUARTERS IN AUSTIN, TEXAS.

June, 2016

Stafford Capital Partners, a global specialist in niche alternative assets, is locating its U.S. headquarters in Austin, Texas as it looks to continue its growth in North America. The new office will act as the center for US activities in the same manner as the London office is the hub for Europe and the Sydney office is the hub for Asia.  


With the recent growth, Stafford is looking to establish a central location in North America but will continue to operate satellite offices on both coasts. Once the office is established, the firm will gradually relocate a majority of professionals from its offices in San Diego and San Francisco while maintaining a presence in the Boston area.