SwanCap is a well-established private equity investment management platform focusing on the private equity buyout segment in Europe and North America. SwanCap currently has ~€ 3 billion of assets under management, working out of offices in Munich (DE), Luxembourg (LU, own AIFM), Milan (IT) and New York (US). SwanCap’s investor base comprises 70+ high calibre institutional investors, including insurance companies, pension associations, and pension funds.
Over the past 20 years SwanCap has developed special expertise in the private equity buyout segment and has delivered – what SwanCap believes to be – industry leading returns. SwanCap’s institutional funds have been listed as top quartile performers according to Preqin and the publication “Institutional Investor” has ranked SwanCap as one of the most consistently excellent fund-of-funds managers in private equity.
SwanCap follows an "investment boutique approach" which aims to provide best-in-class service to a defined investor segment and specialising in a limited number of investment programs. SwanCap believes this approach is optimised to ensure that capital will be deployed toward the best investment opportunities while minimizing potential allocation conflicts (or avoiding them altogether). SwanCap has been working for many years with its investors and has built trusted long-term partnerships.
Investment portfolios of SwanCap are created with the objective to optimise returns, while striving for capital preservation and minimising volatility. Therefore, SwanCap's portfolio construction is focused on high-quality assets, diversification across fund managers, the number and size of underlying companies, geographies, sectors, and other factors that SwanCap deems important to maximise risk-adjusted returns for investors.
Today, SwanCap constitutes one of the largest dedicated investment teams and industry players in Germany, capable of acting as a strategic partner for many leading private equity managers.
SwanCap pursues a co-mingled investment strategy combining (i) primary fund investments, (ii) return-enhancing co-investments and (iii) opportunistic secondary acquisitions of fund interests. To their investors, SwanCap can provide tailor-made investment vehicles with different focus and weighting of these three strategies.