Private equity funds

We make capital commitments to North American and Western European private equity sponsors possessing successful and sustainable investment strategies.


in capital committed since 20051


private equity firms


private equity fund investments

Private equity fund investing

We provide capital commitments to private equity sponsors with established track records of success and sustainable investment strategies. We target North American and European middle market buyout funds. We look to partner with private equity sponsors keen on building long-term and multifaceted relationships. We aim to deliver a full suite of financing solutions as well as access to a stable source of capital as a limited partner and a long-term, patient approach to building value.

Fund investment solutions

We target operationally focused private equity sponsors with whom we can build mutually productive long-term relationships. We primarily support private equity sponsors managing funds between $400 million and $5 billion, and we selectively commit to larger and smaller funds. 

We’re proud of the long-term relationships we’ve built with many of North America and Europe’s most sought-after general partners.

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Meet our private equity funds team

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Data as of December 31, 2023

1 Represents private equity fund investments made by the PE&C team on behalf of the Manulife Investors and managed third-party accounts since inception of the Primary Funds Strategy in 2005. The Primary Funds and Equity Co-Investment Strategies include deals executed by the Asia team.