Press Release May 18, 2017

Chequers Capital XVII Fund Closes with €1.1 Billion in Commitments

A Goodwin cross-border team advised Chequers Capital on the closing of its XVII Fund with a total commitment of €1.1 billion raised in less than three months. Chequers Capital XVII brings together about 40 institutional investors (in particular pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and fund of funds) with a substantial representation from Europe and the United States. Chequers will continue the investment strategy of the previous funds and will invest in companies with an enterprise value generally between €80 million and €350 million. Chequers Capital XVII will mainly invest in companies located in France, DACH and Italy.

Chequers Capital is a private equity firm that has unique experience in acquiring and developing small, medium and large-sized companies in partnership with their management. Over the years, Chequers Capital has completed almost 300 investments in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium and Great Britain.

The Goodwin team was led by partner Arnaud David and included associates Sarah Michel, Pierre-Charles Kaladji and Xavier Couderc-Fani in Paris; and partner Ed Hall and associate Andrew Rhodes in London.

The fund close was covered by the Financial Times, Law360 and Real Deals.