Mid-market fund of funds Paul Capital has ended its six-month search for a buyer, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation.
The decision means Paul Capital will become a ‘closed-doors’ firm and will manage out its existing funds until they are fully realised, said the sources. Those funds include its Fund IX, which raised $1.65 billion in 2008. It was unclear at press time how many assets remained in Fund IX.
The firm will return commitments to Fund X, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Paul Capital’s Fund X struggled to make headway last year, raising only $145 million towards its $2 billion target, according to PEI Research & Analytics.
Paul Capital did not respond to requests for comment.
Secondaries funds Paul Capital Partners VII, VIII and IX are still invested, with original fund targets of $1.65 billion, $808 million and $950 million according to PEI data.
It was unknown at press time what portion of the funds are still left to be managed.
Additional reporting by Yolanda Bobeldijk