Private equity

Standard Life has invested in private equity funds and co-investments since 1973.

SL Capital Partners is recognised as one of the foremost private market investors, focused on providing solutions to clients investing in private equity and infrastructure.  In the past 17 years it has raised over $11.5 billion* through 25 funds, with more than 80% of this capital raised from third party investors.  

This deep track record of investing in private equity (through primary funds, secondary opportunities and direct co-investments) and infrastructure (through a direct investment strategy) has attracted clients ranging from leading institutional investors in the UK, US, Canada, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, to family offices and high net worth individuals.  SL Capital Partners manage segregated accounts for some of the worlds' largest pension funds.

SL Capital Partners has 22 dedicated investment professionals who manage commitments to more than 120 private equity partnerships on a primary and secondary basis, serving on almost 100 fund advisory boards.  The team has a track record of investing in over 60 co-investments alongside leading private equity fund managers, deploying significant capital and is also an active investor in UK and European infrastructure assets. The business is 40% owned by its partners, with Standard Life Investments retaining 60%.  In total SL Capital Partners has 54 staff operating through offices in Edinburgh (UK), Boston (US), Hong Kong and Munich (Germany).