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Auda Co-Investment Fund III hits hard cap and raises $255,000,000

Final close at hard cap of $255,000,000. Continuation of the successful Auda co-investment series. Portfolio of 35 to 40 companies primarily in North America.

HQ Capital bolsters presence in Asia

The new Singapore office aims to offer differentiated alternative investment solutions to serve its growing investor base in Asia. Michael Hu joins as Managing Director and Head of Asia, bringing over 15 years of expertise to further drive HQ Capital’s growth in the region.

Secondaries Buyout

What is the industry outlook for the private equity secondaries market in 2024? Benjamin Wilson, Managing Director and Global Head of Secondaries at HQ Capital, participated in the third-annual Buyouts secondaries roundtable discussion to offer his insight on this topic.

HQ Capital - LFPI Group

HQ Capital welcomes LFPI as new shareholder. In addition to LFPI, the Harald Quandt family will retain a significant long-term stake in HQ Capital through HQ Holding.

The rise of GP-led secondaries

What's behind the hype of GP-led secondaries? Britta Lindhorst discusses the trend in the podcast with What's Up Corporate Finance (in German).

HQ Capital Gives Back! 2021

The 2021 HQ Capital Gives Back! renews donations to local charities. The focus remains on the most vulnerable populations: children, families, the elderly and homeless

The Evolving Secondary Market

What is driving growth and innovation in secondaries? Benjamin Wilson explains why secondaries should be included in a well-balanced private equity portfolio.

Portfolio Balance in Secondaries

A question often posed to secondary fund managers goes something like this: “Do you focus more on Traditional secondaries or GP-Led deals?”. Ben Wilson discusses portfolio balance in secondaries.

HQ Capital raises US$210 million co-investment fund Auda Co-Investment Fund II

Final close of US$210 million, surpassing its target of US$150 million and continuing the successful co-investment strategy

HQ Capital announces agreement to form partnership with Concord Pacific and HB Management

HQ Capital, a global private equity specialist, today announced it has entered into strategic agreements

Harald Quandt Group strengthens its structures

Strategic management of HQ financial service providers through a central holding

„2020 has been the validation of existing trends“

As the year comes to an end, Insights reached out to HQ Capital’s Chairmen and Investment Committee members, Dr. Ernest Boles (Chairman U.S. & Europe) and David G. Pierce (Chairman Asia) to get their views on the state of the private equity market, including any trends they have noticed and potential opportunities on the horizon.

HQ Capital Chairmen Interview 2020

“2020 has been the validation of existing trends”. Our chairmen Dr Ernest Boles and David Pierce looking back on the private equity year 2020.

Analyse: ESG weiter auf dem Vormarsch

Immer mehr Investoren setzen bei alternativen Anlagen auf Nachhaltigkeit und investieren in Fonds, die ESG-Faktoren berücksichtigen. So wurden laut Preqin seit 2011 mehr als 3 Milliarden US-Dollar in rund 4.400 nachhaltig ausgerichtete Fonds investiert. Europa nimmt hierbei eine Vorreiterrolle ein

Analyse: Private Equity Dachfonds rücken in Krisenzeiten in den Fokus

HQ Capital rechnet mit einer überdurchschnittlichen Perfomance von Dachfonds, die in der aktuellen Marktphase über ausreichend Liquidität verfügen und Zugang zu den besten Managern haben

Unique Opportunities for Co-investments

Co-investment transactions as a function of the COVID-19 pandemic.

HQ Capital raises US$750 million Auda Capital VIII fund

HQ Capital raises US$750 million Auda Capital VIII fund

Key investment trends for global secondaries in light of COVID-19

Reasons why global secondary investors can benefit from current conditions

HQ Capital – 30 years of Private Equity

Globally grown private equity platform (press release in German)

HQ Capital Gives Back! in New York

HQ Capital’s New York team staffs Concrete Safaris’ back-to-school fair in East Harlem, NY

HQ Capital strengthens its global secondaries practice

Two senior secondaries experts to join the New York investment team

HQ Capital Gives Back! in New York

HQ Capital team partners with Pajama Program to provide children with pajamas and books to encourage reading

HQ Capital Gives Back! in Bad Homburg

Malteser Social Day 2018 – HQ Capital Team streicht Flure des Georg-Büchner-Gymnasiums in Bad Vilbel

HQ Capital Gives Back! – in Hongkong

HQ Capital team helps save food, which would otherwise be discarded, to feed underprivileged community in Hong Kong with local charity, Food Angel

HQ Capital Launches Inaugural Volunteer Day

HQ Capital team helps transform Jefferson Gardens for local community in collaboration with non-profit organization, Concrete Safaris