New York-based advisory Abbott Capital Management has closed on $805 million (€681 million) for its latest private equity fund of funds, Abbott Capital Private Equity Fund V, LP. The firm had originally specified a target of $750 million.
The new fund of funds surpasses past vehicles from Abbott. The firm’s previous fund, a 2001-vintage vehicle, was capitalised with $730 million in commitments, while its 1999 third fund was a $473 million vehicle.
Abbott was founded in 1986 by Raymond Held and Stanley Pratt, the eponymous former editor of Pratt’s Guide to Venture Capital Sources.
Held is still active at the firm, while Pratt has since retired. Abbott has filled out its staff with managing directors Thaddeus Gray, Jonathan Roth, Kathryn Stokel, Lauren Massey, and Charles van Horne.
The firm focuses on buyout, venture capital and special situation funds, and will invest in both domestic and international vehicles. Historically, Abbott has split up its allocation to each asset class fairly evenly, with a small chunk set aside for co-investments.
Past investments from Abbott include funds from Sentinel Capital Partners, Trident Capital, Warburg Pincus, Thomas H. Lee Partners, Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe, Cinven, Apollo Management and InterWest Partners, among others.
Calls to Abbott were not returned by press time.