TORONTO, November 21, 2013 — Kensington Capital Advisors Inc. is pleased to announce a commitment of $5,000,000 by the Kensington Global Private Equity Fund to Walden Venture Capital VIII, SBIC, L.P.
Walden Venture Capital VIII, SBIC, L.P. is a venture capital fund based in San Francisco. Walden targets Sprout Stage™ investments in companies with products or services that have mass-market potential and powerful underlying technologies in their target sectors of digital media and cloud services for consumers and enterprise.
The Kensington Global Private Equity Fund offers individual investors a diversified portfolio of world-class private equity investments, including hard-to-access private equity funds and direct investments in private companies. Traditionally, investments in private equity have only been available to investors who could meet very high minimum investment thresholds. The Kensington Global Private Equity Fund was established to make these investment opportunities available to the broader investing public.
Kensington, founded in 1996, is a leading Canadian investor in alternative investments. Kensington is best known for its private equity investment programs, having committed over $600 million since 2002, and is also an active investor in infrastructure assets and hedge funds. Institutional investors such as pension funds and professional asset managers, as well as high net-worth individuals and retail investors, hold Kensington funds. For more information on Kensington and current offerings, please visit www.kcpl.ca.
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