[co-author: Robert Kurtz]
BPEA has announced it has closed its BPEA V fund with $218 million, exceeding its $200 million target.
The new fund includes commitments from existing and new investors, including pension funds, foundations, endowments and single and multi-family offices.
BPEA will use its new fund to invest in small buyout and growth equity opportunities in the Untied States in healthcare and a few other industries.
The announcement concerning BPEA V comes less than a week after BPEA announced it had closed its BPEA Strategic Healthcare fund with $352 million.
BPEA, based in Boston, is a private equity firm focused on small and lower middle market buyout and growth investing as well as customized investment solutions. The firm focuses on profitable U.S. businesses with enterprise values generally below $100 million and EBITDA between $1 million and $10 million, as well as fund managers that target similar opportunities with fund sizes generally below $300 million.