Pomona raises $846m for Fund IX

Sister publication Private Equity International reported in November the fund had raised half its $1.8bn target.

Pomona Capital has raised around $846 million for its latest secondaries fund according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

The official filing comes four months after sister publication Private Equity International reported the fund, Pomona Capital IX, had held a first close on almost half its target.

The New York-headquartered firm is seeking $1.75 billion for Pomona IX, which launched in March 2016, according to PEI data.

According to the SEC filing, 65 investors have backed the fund. These include the Oklahoma Firefighters Pension & Retirement System, which also invested in the firm’s predecessor fund Pomona Capital VIII, PEI data show.

The filing does not reveal whether placement agents were used.

Pomona VIII held a final close on $1.75 billion in April 2014 after 14 months of fundraising, exceeding its $1.3 billion target. Investors in that fund include Chicago Fireman Annuity & Benefit Fund, Macalester College and Seattle-based pension Western Conference of Teamsters.