Portfolio Advisors nears final close on PASF III

The firm is targeting $1bn for its third secondaries fund, which has a target IRR of as much as 20%.

Portfolio Advisors has held an $835.9 million second close on its third secondaries fund, according to two filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Portfolio Advisors Secondary Fund III has raised $629.7 million through its main vehicle and an additional $206.3 million through an offshore fund, the filings reveal.

New Jersey-based Bhargava Wealth Management, Dubai-based Greenstone Group and Panama’s Trium Capital International were placement agents for the main vehicle, with Greenstone Group the sole agent for the offshore vehicle.

Connecticut-headquartered Portfolio Advisors wants to raise $1 billion for the fund, Secondaries Investor reported in October 2015. The firm held a first close on $200 million that month, according to a filing.

According to minutes from the January investment committee meeting of Florida-based Munroe Regional Health System, PASF III aims to generate an internal rate of return of 15 percent to 20 percent over the life of the vehicle by purchasing investments at a discount to face value.

Munroe’s commitment to the fund is undisclosed. Other investors in the vehicle include Missouri Local Government Employees’ Retirement System, with a commitment of $75 million and El Paso City Employees’ Pension Fund, with a $30 million commitment, according to PEI data.

PASF III’s predecessor is a 2012-vintage that raised $910 million of its $1 billion target, according to PEI data.

In June Portfolio Advisors and HarbourVest Partners were among buyers of stakes distressed manager Black Diamond Capital Management’s 2006-vintage fund, as Secondaries Investor reported. Portfolio Advisors acquired a roughly $20 million interest in an auction process run by Greenhill Cogent that closed in the fourth quarter of last year.