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EXCLUSIVE: Investment firm raises one of Cincinnati's biggest equity funds ever (Video)

A Cincinnati private equity firm has raised a $150 million investment fund that ranks as one of the largest funds ever raised in Greater Cincinnati.

Hauser Private Equity, based in the penthouse of the Tower at Kenwood Collection, wrapped up the first closing on the fund about a week ago. It has already received commitments for $115 million and can begin investing that money now. It expects to fully raise the $150 million by the end of September, Paul Swanson, co-managing director of Hauser Private Equity, told me.

The fund is Hauser Private Equity’s third, and each fund has gotten significantly bigger.

“We’re using the exact same strategy with this fund because the previous funds have been so successful,” Mark Hauser, co-managing director, told me. “The only thing that’s changed is we have more money.”

Hauser created the investment model a decade ago and raised its first fund of $44 million in 2010. It raised another fund totaling $100 million in 2014.

By Steve Watkins – Staff reporter, Cincinnati Business Courier Feb 9, 2017 Updated Mar 2, 2017, 10:46am EST


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