Commonfund Capital Closes its Third Co-Investment Fund at $160 Million

Commonfund Capital Co-Investment Opportunities III, LP includes Capital Commitments from Foundations, Endowments, and Family Offices

Wilton, CT, August 25, 2021 — Commonfund Capital today announced the closing of its third dedicated private equity co-investment fund, Commonfund Capital Co-Investment Opportunities III, LP, at $160 million, above its $150 million target. The fund had strong participation from existing investors as well as a number of new institutional limited partners including foundations, endowments, family offices and sophisticated clients of registered investment advisors and consultants.

Commonfund Capital has invested in select co-investments alongside high conviction managers and sponsors since 1997 with aggregate committed capital of over $1 billion. It has invested through both its commingled portfolios as well as through its dedicated co-investment partnerships.

“The combination of our industry relationships and access and our focus on a sub-set of what we believe are compelling and resilient sectors should enable us to drive desired returns for our investors.” said Mark Hoeing, Managing Director and Head of Private Equity. He added, “We are very appreciative of the continued support from existing investors and we welcome new investors in our third dedicated co-investment fund.”

Consistent with its predecessor funds, the new co-investment fund intends to leverage Commonfund Capital’s extensive relationships with private equity managers and sponsors to identify opportunities. Many of its manager relationships are considered sector specialists and generally access—or capacity-constrained [1].

It is anticipated that the fund will invest in companies across two or three vintage years and focus on small and middle market companies in a growth equity stage of development or be considered small or middle market buyout investments. While the fund plans to be geographically opportunistic, it is expected to tilt toward more developed economies such as the U.S. and Europe.

About Commonfund Capital

Commonfund Capital, Inc. (“Commonfund Capital”) is a global private capital solutions provider. Commonfund Capital invests with value-creating partners into primarily small- and mid-sized companies. Since Commonfund Capital’s founding in 1988, its mission has remained the same: to provide quality investment solutions in private equity, venture capital and real asset and sustainability. Through commingled investment partnerships and customized separate accounts, Commonfund Capital offers investors intentionally designed private capital portfolios constructed with primary investments, secondaries and co-investments and builds investment programs by partnering with underlying managers that it believes are among the world’s leading private capital firms.

Commonfund Capital is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of The Commonfund for Nonprofit Organizations, with offices in Wilton, CT; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; London, UK; and Beijing, China. All securities are distributed through Commonfund Securities, Inc., a member of FINRA. For additional information about Commonfund Capital, please contact

About Commonfund

Commonfund was founded in 1971 as an independent asset management firm with a grant from the Ford Foundation. Today, Commonfund provides investment solutions to sophisticated investors through two affiliates: Commonfund Capital is a global private capital manager with over 30 years of experience offering a full suite of private investment strategies to sophisticated investors, both nonprofit and for-profit; and Commonfund Asset Management Company provides outsourced CIO services designed for nonprofit institutions using investment sub-advisers for discretionary and non-discretionary engagements. All securities are distributed through Commonfund Securities, Inc., a member of FINRA.


  1. Capacity-constrained managers are fund managers that accept only a limited number of investors and/ or were oversubscribed in their last vintage fund. The assessment of whether managers are capacity-constrained is based on Commonfund Capital’s internal database, qualitative assessment and conversations with managers and has not been independently verified.

    The information provided in this release is for general information purposes only and is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, options, futures, or other derivatives related to securities in any jurisdiction. This release is also not an offer or solicitation to participate in any particular trading strategy. All Commonfund investment funds are offered only by means of detailed offering memoranda and related disclosure materials. Potential investors should read all such materials with care prior to investing. Certain Commonfund funds impose various eligibility requirements (see Securities are distributed by Commonfund Securities, Inc., a member of FINRA. Advisory services are provided by Commonfund Asset Management Company, Inc. and Commonfund Capital, Inc., both are registered as investment advisers with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).

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