Kline Hill to hold final close on debut fund – exclusive

The firm, founded by former Willowridge partner Michael Bego, has reached the $180m hard-cap for its fund that focuses on the smaller end of the market, Secondaries Investor has learned.

Kline Hill Partners, the secondaries firm founded by Michael Bego, has hit the hard-cap on its debut fund and is preparing to hold the final close in early September, Secondaries Investor has learned.

The Connecticut-based firm has raised $180 million for Kline Hill Partners Fund, surpassing the $120 million target, according to two sources familiar with the fundraising. The fund launched last November, according to PEI data.

Kline Hill Partners Fund focuses on the smaller end of the market in single-digit million deals, as Secondaries Investor previously reported. The firm had already made a handful of investments from the fund in April.

Limited partners who have committed to the fund so far include foundations and endowments.

Kline Hill’s focus includes buyout, venture, energy, real estate and credit through limited partnerships and direct secondaries, according to its website.

Founder Michael Bego is a former partner at New York secondaries firm Willowridge Partners, where he led more than 90 deals and focused on secondaries for almost a decade.

Kline Hill declined to comment.