Alchemy Partners

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Alchemy Partners
Type Limited liability partnership
Industry Private Equity
Founded 1997 (1997)
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Key people Dominic Slade (Managing Partner),
Ian Cash (Partner),
Frits Prakke (Partner)
Products Investments, private equity funds
Total assets £1500 million

Alchemy Partners is a British private equity firm, which specialises in investing in distressed and undervalued or underperforming businesses and other special situations through debt and equity throughout Europe.[1] Before launching dedicated distressed vehicles, it invested over £1bn of equity in over 80 transactions. Notable transactions include Four Seasons Health Care, Alcentra and Phoenix IT.

Alchemy launched its first distressed debt fund, Alchemy Special Opportunities, in 2006 with a final close of £300m and subsequently went on to raise £500m for the second fund in 2010.[2] The Funds invest in the debt and equity of public and private companies in the UK and continental Europe. Funding is provided by a large number of blue-chip investors including major banks, pension funds, fund-of-funds, university endowments and high net worth individuals. Today the firm manages/advises over $1.5bn.[1]

Alchemy is structured as an advisory business based in London, Alchemy Partners LLP, which advises a fund manager based in Guernsey, Alchemy Partners (Guernsey) Ltd.[1][3]


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