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Private Equity Funds

Northwestern Mutual Capital has invested in private equity funds for its clients for over 30 years, developing numerous long-term relationships with leaders of the private equity industry. We are an active investor in private equity funds across the globe, with most of our investments focused in North America and Western Europe.  As of June 30, 2016, Northwestern Mutual Capital's private equity fund portfolio totaled $2.8 billion with an additional $1.5 billion in unfunded commitments. Approximately 90% of our portfolio is focused on leveraged buyout funds, with the balance invested in select mezzanine debt, venture capital, distressed debt and power/energy/infrastructure funds.

Northwestern Mutual Capital is committed to being a significant and consistent investor in private equity funds. We seek to back fund sponsors with superior realized investment returns and sustainable and differentiated investment strategies.

Another clear differentiating factor in fund selection is the opportunity to develop a mutually beneficial co-investment relationship with a fund sponsor. Northwestern Mutual Capital's direct investment team has a proven ability to execute mezzanine, senior equity and equity co-investments with speed, size and flexibility.

Our dedicated fund investment team welcomes the opportunity to meet with private equity fund managers seeking capital. For additional information or to discuss an investment opportunity, please contact us.