Private equity firm BP Marsh & Partners has realised its interest in Principal Investment Holdings. Sevenoaks-based Principal, a portfolio manager, has been acquired by Sanlam, the second largest insurer in South Africa, for £42m.
Fourth core infrastructure secondaries fund is set to be twice the size of its predecessor
IK backed the France-based business in 2014 via its IK VII fund, which closed on €1.7bn in 2013
Move comes as funds invested in DC have exceeded £1bn, but exposure to private markets assets was already available to DB members
GP bought the fasteners and fixings manufacturer as part of a succession process for the company