Investment Funds and Finance teams support White Star Capital on landmark new Structured Growth Capital Fund

2 minute read
18 September 2023

The Investment Funds and Finance teams at Gowling WLG are proud to have assisted White Star Capital, a global multi-stage technology investment firm that invests in exceptional entrepreneurs building ambitious, international businesses, on the first close of its Structured Growth Capital Fund. This is a new hybrid investment strategy that combines credit and equity capabilities.

The new fund - co-managed by General Partners Hemal Fraser-Rawal and Bryan McLoughlin - allows investors to benefit from income generation at a time of higher interest rates, while staying invested in long-term capital appreciation.

The core investment focus is on proven venture and private equity backed technology-enabled companies across Europe, as well as South East Asia where a lack of financing options means that this particular market is currently underserved.

White Star Capital estimates the core investment universe for Structured Growth Capital at over 10,000 companies.

The team involved in advising on the deal was led by partners Katherine Rainwood (investment funds) and Alasdair McKenzie (banking and finance), supported by associate Oratile Jonas (investment funds) and Paris-based partner Patrick Mousset (corporate).

Katherine Rainwood said: "We are thrilled to be advising on this landmark investment strategy for White Star Capital. The successful fund launch in this market environment is a sign of the market's confidence in the Growth Capital team and White Star Capital's strong performance."

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