CBPE Capital Fund VIII Holds Final Close at £405 Million

LONDON and NEW YORK, January 22, 2010—BerchWood Partners is pleased to announce that CBPE Capital LLP ("CBPE"), a private equity fund focusing on investments in UK middle-market companies, has achieved a final close on its latest fund, CBPE Capital Fund VIII, with £405 million in committed capital. BerchWood Partners acted as global placement agent and advisor for the limited partnership offering. Macfarlanes LLP acted as legal advisors to CBPE Capital.

"BerchWood has had the privilege of working with CBPE since 2000, acting as the placement agent on Funds VI, VII and VIII," said David Berchenbriter, Managing Partner of BerchWood Partners. "It is a testament to CBPE's strong track record and outstanding reputation in the marketplace that Fund VIII was such a success, even during a tough fundraising environment." CBPE received strong support from its existing LPs and also welcomes several new LPs to Fund VIII. In total, the fund comprises commitments from 30 investors.

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Founded in 2000, BerchWood Partners is an independent, global private equity placement agent with offices in New York, London and San Francisco. Collectively, BerchWood's twelve professionals have raised over 65 funds valued at over US$30 billion from investors around the world for North American, European, Asian and Middle Eastern fund managers. The firm's success is predicated on fund selectivity, full-team involvement and long-term relationships with the world's most active private equity investors. BerchWood has an outstanding reputation with investors for originating high-quality assignments, which in turn, provides its clients with better access to institutional capital.

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