Morgan Stanley Private Markets Solutions (“Private Markets Solutions” or the “Team”), the multi-manager private markets platform within Morgan Stanley Investment Management, today announced the final closing of the Private Equity Co-Investment Fund II (“CEEC II”). PECO II was oversubscribed, closing $1.25 billion in total commitments and exceeding its fundraising goal of $750 million.
PECO II provides private equity exposure through co-investments in small and mid cap buyout/growth companies in North America and Europe. PECO II and its predecessor PECO I build on Morgan Stanley’s 23 years of co-investment experience, which includes nearly $4 billion in commitments since the team’s inception at Morgan Stanley in 1999.
Neha Champaneria Markle, Head of Private Markets Solutions, said, “We view the success of PECO II fundraising as a mark of the trust our clients place in us, and it motivates us to go the extra mile every day. and strive for exceptional results. performance for our sponsors.
“PECO II’s fundraising success was driven by market recognition of our team’s robust platform, disciplined underwriting, and collaborative relationships with third-party general partners,” added Michael Carroll. , portfolio manager of the PECO strategy.
Since its inception, Morgan Stanley Private Markets Solutions has served over 3,500 general partners and has built a reputation for strong sourcing and efficient execution, which has enabled a high degree of selectivity in its co-investment program. The combination of Morgan Stanley Private Markets Solutions’ extensive network of primary fund relationships, due diligence capabilities, execution experience and differentiated investment focus has enabled the team to deliver returns of still attractive co-investments.
About Morgan Stanley Private Markets Solutions
Founded in 1999, Morgan Stanley Private Markets Solutions (formerly AIP Private Markets) is a premier private markets limited partner with a 23-year history as the co-investment partner of choice for high-quality financial sponsors. The team’s extensive private markets investment platform includes globally diversified fund-of-funds programs, custom mandates and specialty programs offering exposure to co-investments, secondaries, venture capital and impact, among other strategies. As of September 30, 2022, the team has committed over $25 billion in more than 1,100 private markets investments, positioning the group as one of the largest and most experienced private markets investors in the world.
About Morgan Stanley Investment Management
Morgan Stanley Investment Management, together with its investment advisory affiliates, has more than 1,200 investment professionals worldwide and $1.3 trillion in assets under management or supervision as of September 30, 2022. Morgan Stanley Investment Management strives to provide exceptional long-term investment performance, client service and a comprehensive suite of investment management solutions to a diverse clientele, which includes governments, institutions, corporations and individuals worldwide entire. For more information about Morgan Stanley Investment Management, please visit http://www.morganstanley.com/im.
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