SFW Capital Partners Closes on Fund II at Hard Cap
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SFW Capital Partners Closes on Fund II at Hard Cap

SFW nf1SFW Capital Partners has held a final close on SFW Capital Partners Fund II, LP at its hard cap of $345 million of capital commitments. The fundraise was completed in under six months and the firm did not use a placement agent.

SFW Capital Partners invests exclusively in analytical tools and related services companies, including providers of instrumentation, software, information and analytical services.  The firm typically invests from $10 million to $75 million of equity in companies that have up to $25 million in EBITDA.

“We are very gratified to have the continued support of an exceptional group of limited partners, including some highly regarded foundations, endowments, family offices, and a select group of fund of funds.  These investors appreciate our specialization in the analytical tools and related services sector and disciplined, focused investment strategy,” said SFW Partner Roger Freeman. “We believe our experience and specialization enables us to partner with management teams to build fundamental, lasting value in analytical tools companies.”

Examples of some existing and exited SFW portfolio companies that operate in the analytical tools space include: AgData – a provider of data, software, and analytics to agricultural and animal health manufacturers; MD Buyline  – a provider of healthcare analytics and supply chain spend intelligence to healthcare providers and vendors; Spectro Scientific –  provides analytical instrumentation and software for industrial performance fluids analysis; Buyers Laboratory – a provider of analytical information and software to the digital imaging industry; Filtec – a provider of in-line inspection instrumentation, software, and systems used in the beverage industry; and Essen BioScience – a provider of instrumentation, software, and re-agents used to image live cells in the life science research sector.

“Our specialized approach has enabled us to work collaboratively with strong managers to build significant value in the companies in which we invest,” said Mr. Freeman. “We look forward to continuing to apply this same strategy of working with leading managers to build exceptional analytical tools companies.”

SFW Capital Partners was founded by Roger Freeman and Thomas Salice and has offices in Rye, NY and Hudson, OH (www.sfwcap.com).

2015 PEPD • Private Equity’s Leading News Magazine • 5-6-15

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