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Retail pension fund selects Tikehau Capital for impact private debt mandate
Investors - MARCH 22, 2022

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Retail pension fund selects Tikehau Capital for impact private debt mandate

by Kali Persall

Tikehau Capital has been selected by Pensioenfonds Detailhandel, the pension fund for the retail sector in the Netherlands, to manage a €100 million ($110 million) impact private debt mandate.

The issuance of the investment mandate follows the pension fund’s decision to allocate around 1 percent of total assets to three managers active in the impact-investing space. The Dutch pension fund invested in Polestar Capital’s circular economy debt fund in early March. Tikehau said it was selected for its pan-European capabilities, combined with its highly regarded impact investing platform and expertise. A third manager will be issued with a mandate focused on emerging markets.

Launched in December 2020, Tikehau Capital’s Impact Lending strategy seeks to contribute to a sustainable European economy by primarily investing in SMEs. The fund held a €100 million ($110 million) first close in February 2021 and was managing €273 million ($301 million) at the end of Dece

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