Capital Dynamics sets up shop in Zurich

The private equity manager has opened a new office in Zurich – complementing its Swiss headquarters in Zug as well as seven international offices.

Capital Dynamics has opened a new office in Zurich located in the city’s Swiss Exchange building in the heart of the financial district. The firm, which has over $21 billion under management in private equity and real estate funds, has been headquartered since its inception more than 20 years ago in Zug, a tax-friendly neighbouring canton.

In a statement announcing the new office, Capital Dynamics cited several reasons for the move, saying it would be “attractively positioned to foster new business within its home market”, be “in closer proximity to many of the nation’s high quality managers” and “better placed to cater to its Swiss clientele”.

Capital Dynamics offers institutional investors and family offices a range of private equity products and services including funds of funds, direct investments, separate accounts and structured private equity products.

In June this year, the firm launched a Clean Energy and Infrastructure (CEI) investment strategy aimed at combining attractive aspects of infrastructure investing with private equity returns. The team, headed by Novera Energy founder David Scaysbrook, will target direct investments in the wind, solar, biomass and landfill gas sectors among other possible areas.

The Zurich opening follows swiftly on the heels of a new Rio de Janeiro office launched by Capital Dynamics in July. The team there will target direct investments including clean energy and infrastructure. The firm also has existing offices in London, Birmingham, New York, Hong Kong, Silicon Valley and Munich.