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NorthBound Equity Partners Platform

NorthBound makes highly selective investments in private equity emerging managers

  • Seeks to build diversified and attractive portfolios of private equity investments across fund, equity co-investments and private debt investments
  • Partner with overlooked and underserved emerging managers
    - Minority and woman-owned funds
    - Funds under $1 billion
    - First and second time funds

Patricia Miller Zollar, Head of NorthBound Equity Partners


Neuberger Berman Private Equity Advantages

Seeking emerging managers with:

  • Demonstrated track record of successful investing with identifiable edge
  • High degree of aligned interests
  • Focus on smaller businesses that are attractively priced
  • Conservative capital structures
  • Expertise in transforming businesses in which they invest
  • Ability to capitalize on and cultivate demographic changes

Extensive knowledge of the market

  • Identified over 350 managers that are run by women and minorities
  • Broad and diverse network; our history in the emerging manager space generates large deal flow
  • NB Private Equity platform of approximately 100 investment professionals provides for comprehensive due diligence and sourcing capabilities

Highly selective across strategies

  • Employ well balanced and diversified portfolio construction
  • Allocations to generalist buyout, industry focused buyout and distressed/turnaround funds
  • Overweight highest conviction managers

Unique insight and perspective

  • The NorthBound Investment Committee’s members have a wide range of expertise and experience in the private equity marketplace

Investing Capabilities

The team will invest in emerging manager funds, equity co-investments and private debt investments. Our investment philosophy is as follows:

Additional Information

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