Hamilton Lane reaches $573m for its latest secondaries fund

The global investment manager has held a second close for Hamilton Lane Secondary Fund IV, which has a $1.3bn target​.

Hamilton Lane has held a $573 million close on its latest secondaries fund, which is seeking $1.25 billion.

Hamilton Lane Secondary Fund IV launched in July 2015 and held a first close on $229 million last January, according to PEI data.

The fund has been backed by returning investor Employees’ Retirement Fund of the City of Dallas, which committed $30 million; Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho, which has invested $50 million; and City of Fort Lauderdale General Employees’ Retirement System which has committed $10 million.

The vehicle is the successor to Hamilton Lane Secondary Opportunity Fund III, which closed on $900 million in September 2013. The firm’s secondaries strategy involves targeting high-quality fund managers and small fund or portfolio purchases at attractive prices, according to its website.

The 10-year net internal rate of return for the firm’s secondaries performance was 12 percent, according to a presentation given by Hamilton Lane in 2016.

Founded in 1991, Philadelphia-based Hamilton Lane had $40 billion in discretionary assets under management as of 30 September. It employs more than 285 staff in 12 global offices.