Kensington announces the first closing of $80 million in its 2007 Private Equity Program

    TORONTO, March 30 /CNW/ - Kensington Capital Partners, a leading Canadian
private equity investor and fund of funds manager, is pleased to announce the
first closing of $80 million in its 2007 Private Equity Program. Closings were
completed today in Kensington's institutional funds: the Canadian focused
Kensington Private Equity Fund IV and the Kensington Private Equity
International Fund I.
    "We are pleased to announce the initial closing of our 2007 Private
Equity Program," said Tom Kennedy, a Managing Director of Kensington.
"Investors are drawn to the strong returns experienced in the private equity
market and the diversification offered by Kensington's fund of funds approach.
They are also drawn to Kensington's ability to access the top private equity
funds around the world."
    Kensington's 2007 Private Equity Program was created to provide exposure
to a diversified portfolio of global private equity investments, including
private equity funds and direct investments in private companies

    About Kensington:

    Kensington Capital Partners Limited is a leading independent Canadian
private equity investor and fund of funds manager founded in 1996. To date,
Kensington has received commitments in excess of $300 million for its private
equity programs and has achieved top quartile performance for investors.
Kensington's web site is

For further information:

For further information: Kensington Contacts: Rick Nathan, Managing
Director, (416) 262-2824 ext. 222,; Linda Montgomery, Media
and Investor Relations, (416) 362-9000 ext. 238,

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