Bridgepoint Raises $4.3B For 5th Middle-Market Buyout Fund

Law360, New York (March 30, 2015, 1:58 PM EDT) -- European private equity group Bridgepoint has closed its fifth European middle-market buyout fund after having raised €4 billion ($4.33 billion), the firm said Monday.

The fund, known as Bridgepoint Europe V, closed after hitting its €4 billion hard cap, meaning the fund raised €500 million more than its original target of €3.5 billion. The money from the fund will be injected into European middle-market companies worth between €150 million and €600 million, according to the Monday press release.

"Strong demand from investors has meant that we have exceeded our original target as investors have identified the European middle market as a...

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