TORONTO, April 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Waterton Global Resource Management ("Waterton Global") is pleased to announce the final closing of its flagship private equity fund, Waterton Precious Metals Fund II ("Fund II"), with total capital commitments of U.S. $1,016,000,000.
With Fund II, Waterton Global aims to continue its successful track record of investing in the metals and mining space. Fund II will generally target production and late-stage development assets in the precious metals sector that are located in politically stable jurisdictions, through acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships.
"We are grateful for the significant level of support from our investors, who have provided a strong endorsement of Waterton Global's owner-operator business model," said Isser Elishis, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Waterton Global.
"By combining our disciplined approach to investing, our extensive technical expertise and industry knowledge, and the long-term duration of private equity capital, Waterton Global is uniquely positioned to take advantage of opportunities in the metals and mining space."
"With over $1.0 billion of available capital, we look forward to acquiring strategic assets and making investments in projects that will complement our current holdings."
Atlantic-Pacific Capital, the largest privately-owned global placement agent and advisory firm, served as the exclusive global placement agent for Fund II.
About Waterton Global:
Waterton Global Resource Management is a private investment firm that specializes in the metals and mining sector. Waterton Global has a proven track record of creating and building value by combining extensive technical expertise with a disciplined approach to investment management. Waterton Global's integrated approach to managing risk provides effective stewardship of capital for investors while focusing on long-term value creation. For more information on Waterton Global, please visit www.watertonglobal.com.
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