Willowridge Partners, Inc. is a secondaries firm dedicated to the purchase of interests in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine and other private capital funds and companies from existing investors seeking liquidity. Since 1995, Willowridge has raised eight funds with total committed capital over $2.0 billion. We have completed over 600 transactions and have acquired interests in over 2,000 funds. Our most recent fund closed in 2020 with committed capital of $650 million.
We have acquired interests from a broad variety of sellers, including public and private pension funds, corporations, foundations, university endowments, family offices and individuals. Our focus is primarily on the purchase of older, smaller partnership interests, but we have the capacity to commit to larger transactions as well.
The private equity secondary market has grown significantly over the past few years, but our focus has remained the same: to provide limited partners with an effective way of achieving liquidity in their private equity holdings, to offer general partners the comfort of a reliable and cooperative substitute limited partner, and to generate stable and attractive returns for our investors.
Our firm is based on these core attributes:
Willowridge is dedicated solely to the purchase of limited partnership interests in private equity funds on a secondary basis. We will also selectively purchase minority stakes in direct companies from liquidating funds or other stakeholders. We are not distracted or conflicted by other businesses.
The Partners at Willowridge have extensive experience in the private equity secondary industry through different market cycles. They foster a collaborative working environment across the firm and are committed to generating returns for our investors.
We have transacted on over 600 opportunities since inception. We take a practical approach to deal structures and transfer issues with sellers, and have built a reputation for solving problems and closing transactions discreetly and efficiently.
We work together in a single office and are able to respond quickly to potential opportunities. We have experience in providing a variety of solutions to all types of sellers.
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Willowridge conducts business based on integrity and respect for all counterparties – our investors, the sellers we work with and the general partners of the funds.
Willowridge welcomes inquiries from limited partners interested in selling private equity fund investments, or from general partners of funds. We respond promptly and can move quickly to structure a transaction that meets all parties’ needs.