In brief: Alpha starts investor discussions for €300m impact debut

The Zurich-based manager will back private equity GPs pursing two separate impact themes.

Zurich-headquartered fund of funds manager Alpha Associates has started discussions with investors about a €300 million impact fund. The SFDR Article 9 vehicle will back managers focusing on the two impact themes: climate & environment and social inclusion in developed markets, a spokesperson told New Private Markets on the sidelines of the Responsible Investment Forum: Europe last week.

The fund will make primary, opportunistic secondary fund investments as well as direct co-investments across the broader private equity spectrum, targeting risk-adjusted market returns, the spokesperson said.

  • New Private Markets readers first learned about Alpha’s plans late last year.