Baar-Zug, 13 January 2011
Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager, confirmed the continued demand from clients who committed EUR 4.0 billion to Partners Group's investment programs and mandates in 2010. The interest in new investment programs exceeded Partner Group's expectations at the beginning of the year and was spread over all private market asset classes.
Alfred Gantner, founding Partner and Executive Chairman, comments: "We are grateful for the sustained confidence of our clients in Partners Group. This reflects the strong performance of our global integrated approach and our continuous efforts to develop our team and global presence through organic growth and with the addition of selected teams to grow our investment platform. Going forward, we are well positioned to further gain the trust of investors who are looking for an institutionalized quality manager in a market characterized by consolidation."
Steffen Meister, Chief Executive Officer at Partners Group, adds: "Rising complexity of private markets requires a local and direct access to investment opportunities on a global scale and across different private markets disciplines. In 2010, we thus further expanded our global presence by opening offices in Dubai, Munich, Seoul and São Paulo. Furthermore, we will continue to build up our team of dedicated industry specialists in line with the growth of global investment opportunities, as well as seeking to secure high quality deal flow for the benefit of our clients."
The current breakdown of AuM is as follows: EUR 15.2 billion in private equity, EUR 2.0 billion in private debt, EUR 2.5 billion in private real estate, EUR 1.0 billion in private infrastructure and EUR 0.7 billion in affiliated companies.
Due to the attractive investment environment and the continuing interest from its clients, Partners Group has a positive outlook for 2011. Partners Group expects client demand to result in additional inflows of EUR 4-5 billion for the full year 2011.
Partners Group's senior management will hold a conference call today at 9 am CET. Dial-in details can be obtained by using the contact details below. The annual results as of 31 December 2010 will be published on 14 March 2011.