Hamilton Lane is halfway to target on flagship secondaries fund

The firm also expects a final close on Hamilton Lane Infrastructure Opportunities Fund II this year.

Hamilton Lane has raised 50 percent of the target of its latest private equity secondaries vehicle and is also eyeing a final close on its second infrastructure secondaries fund this year.

The Conshohocken-headquartered asset manager has raised $2.5 billion for Hamilton Lane Secondary Fund VI, vice-chairman and head of strategic initiatives Erik Hirsch said on the firm’s FY2024 first quarter earnings call on Tuesday.

Fund VI is seeking $5 billion, according to a July 2022 presentation. The vehicle launched in November 2021, according to Secondaries Investor data.

Hamilton Lane raised $3.9 billion for its predecessor fund, Hamilton Lane Secondary Fund V, which closed early 2021 against a $3 billion target.

The firm is also in market with its sophomore infrastructure secondaries fund, Hamilton Lane Infrastructure Opportunities Fund II, according to a presentation for Boston Retirement Systems’ board meeting last month. The presentation, which lists the fund’s target as $1 billion, shows the firm expects to hold the final close on Fund II in the fourth quarter of this year.

Fund II will focus on diversified core-plus and value-add infrastructure equity and secondaries positions, according to the materials. It has a target 12-14 percent net internal rate of return.

Its debut Infrastructure Opportunities Fund closed on $590 million in July of last year, according to Secondaries Investor data.

The firm posted an 8 percent rise in total assets under management year-over-year to $117.1 billion as of 30 June. Compared with the same period last year, the firm’s fee-earning AUM rose 17 percent from about $51 billion to $59.7 billion.

– Katrina Lau contributed to this report.