July 18, 2016

LOS ANGELES, CA – July 18, 2016 – OpenGate Capital, a global private equity firm, announced today that it has reached the final closing of its first institutional private equity vehicle, exceeding its target of $300 million. OpenGate Capital Partners I, LP, and affiliated partnerships, closed on $305 million in total commitments. The firm has already completed four investments in the first half of 2016. It has signed an agreement for a fifth, due to close later in the year.

Andrew Nikou, founder, Managing Partner and CEO at OpenGate Capital stated, “I am incredibly proud of the hard work and commitment from everyone at OpenGate. The team stood their ground while we built this firm, had unwavering support from their families, and worked tirelessly to make our first fund possible. When I started OpenGate 10 years ago, I had a vision to build a firm with a differentiated cross-border focus. I am humbled looking back on what has been accomplished today, and really excited about the future. I am grateful to our investors, our partners, in shaping the next era of growth for OpenGate Capital.”

OpenGate Capital will continue its legacy of investing in lower middle market, cross border, corporate carve-outs and applying operational turnaround strategies to create value. To date, OpenGate Capital has completed four fund investments, including Power Partners Inc., Energi Fenestrations Solutions, Bois & Matériaux and Alfatherm. A fifth investment, Umicore Zinc Chemicals, is expected to close later in 2016.
UBS Private Funds Group served as the private placement agent and Kirkland & Ellis, led by Bruce Ettelson and Karin Orsic, provided legal counsel in connection with the fund raise.


About OpenGate Capital

OpenGate Capital is a global private equity firm specializing in the acquisition and operation of businesses to create new value through operational improvements, innovation and growth. Established in 2005, OpenGate Capital is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with a European office in Paris, France. OpenGate’s professionals possess the critical skills needed to acquire, transition, operate, build and scale successful businesses. To date, OpenGate Capital, through its legacy and fund investments, has executed more than 30 acquisitions including corporate carve-outs, management buy-outs, special situations and transactions with private sellers across North America and Europe. To learn more about OpenGate, please visit www.opengatecapital.com.

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OpenGate Media Contacts

Alanna Chaffin

Email: achaffin@opengatecapital.com

Telephone: +1 (310) 432-7000

 

Mike Sitrick

Sitrick & Company

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Telephone: (310) 788-2850


OpenGate Business Development Contact

Joshua Adams

Email: jadams@opengatecapital.com

Telephone: +1 (310) 432-7000