Strategic Opportunities Fund VIII Close

March 04, 2024 | 4 Min Read
  • Strategic Opportunities VIII, the latest in Hamilton Lane’s flagship credit series, closed at $700 million, bringing the total raised across the Fund series to date to $4.9 billion.
  • Annual Fund series is an extension of Hamilton Lane’s broader credit platform, which the firm has been building for over 20 years, representing over $64 billion in assets under management and supervision as of December 31, 2023.

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA – Leading private markets investment management firm Hamilton Lane (Nasdaq: HLNE) today announced the final closing of Hamilton Lane Strategic Opportunities Fund VIII (“the Fund”). The Fund represents approximately $700 million in commitments from a wide range of institutions, including over 50 investors across North America, Asia, EMEA and Latin America.

The Strategic Opportunities platform is designed to offer investors diversified access to private credit through a flexible strategy that invests across the capital structure, while prioritizing downside protection, shorter duration investments, and cash yield. Raised on an annual basis, this series of Funds is well positioned to take advantage of the current market environment. 

Nayef Perry, Global Head of Direct Credit, commented: “We continue to experience a lender-friendly environment and despite a more muted M&A backdrop, Hamilton Lane’s scale has positioned us for what we expect to be another year of record deal flow. Our Strategic Opportunities funds are designed to be flexible and to identify attractive risk adjusted opportunities in continuously evolving markets while seeking to consistently deliver yield, short duration, and downside protection.” 

Emily Nomeir, Managing Director, Direct Credit Investments, said: “As we reflect on the final closing of the eighth vintage of the Strategic Opportunities Fund series, we are extremely grateful for the continued support from our investors, many of whom have invested across multiple vintages. We remain committed to providing solutions for investors of all types and will seek to continue to leverage the Fund’s flexible approach to identify compelling opportunities.”

Hamilton Lane has long been an active investor in targeted strategies, including credit-oriented direct investments and co-investments. The Strategic Opportunities Fund series is part of the firm’s existing broader credit platform, which has more than a 20-year long history of offering investors differentiated strategies and fund structures. Today, the credit platform represents over $64 billion in assets under management and supervision as of December 31, 2023.

About Hamilton Lane

Hamilton Lane (Nasdaq: HLNE) is one of the largest private markets investment firms globally, providing innovative solutions to institutional and private wealth investors around the world. Dedicated exclusively to private markets investing for more than 30 years, the firm currently employs nearly 700 professionals operating in offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Hamilton Lane has approximately $903 billion in assets under management and supervision, composed of $120 billion in discretionary assets and nearly $783 billion in non-discretionary assets, as of December 31, 2023. Hamilton Lane specializes in building flexible investment programs that provide clients access to the full spectrum of private markets strategies, sectors and geographies. For more information, please visit or follow Hamilton Lane on LinkedIn.

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The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. For more information regarding these risks and uncertainties as well as additional risks we face, you should refer to the "Risk Factors" detailed in Part I, Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023 and in our subsequent reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements included in this release are made only as of the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information or future events, except as otherwise required by law.

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