Park Square Capital Partners has secured €1.2 billion of investor commitments for the launch of its third subordinated debt fund.

The fund, Park Square Capital Partners III, will continue the strategy of investing in the debt of high-quality levered companies backed by leading private equity sponsors across Europe and the US. The fund is able to use leverage taking its total investable capital to €1.5 billion.

The predecessor fund, Park Square Capital Partners II, which is a 2010 vintage fund, closed at €850 million. Investment fund specialists Carey Olsen advised on the Guernsey elements of the final close, including structuring, fund formation, regulation, marketing and launch. Carey Olsen Partner Andrew Boyce and Senior Associate Alex Mauger led the Guernsey team.

Advocate Boyce said: "We have worked on a number of fund launches with Park Square Capital and the firm's growth is reflective of the market's appetite for these products. This is one of several large debt fund launches of recent months forming a trend that looks set to continue." Rob

in Doumar, Managing Partner at Park Square Capital, said: "We have received strong support once again from our investors for our latest subordinated debt fund. The continued retreat from leveraged finance by the banks, coupled with record levels of private equity dry powder, is creating significant demand for private credit in Europe."

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