Star Capital is active in the management of closed-end investment funds since November 2002 and since May 2010 its capital is fully owned by its management, after the buyout of the share capital from the previous shareholders, Efibanca and Palladio Finanziaria. Star Capital is therefore an independent company that does not belong to any banking, financial or industrial group.
The management activity is carried out by an independent management team with proven experience in the sector. The management team has been operating in the private equity sector for nearly 20 years, mostly within Star Capital.
Star Capital is currently managing 2 closed-end funds (Star III and Star IV) with approximately € 230 million of total commitment mainly provided by Italian and foreign institutional investors and for a smaller part by HNWI (private investors and entrepreneurs). In particular, in March 2020 the fundraising of the new fund Star IV Private Equity Fund, was successfully completed, with a total commitment of € 140 million.
Over years Star Capital has raised and managed four closed-end private equity funds ("Star Social Responsible Fund", "Star Bridge Social Responsible Fund", "Star III Private Equity Fund" and "Star IV Private Equity Fund"). The funds have carried out 26 investments in Italian industrial and service companies resulting one of the most active private equity player on the Italian mid-market.
Futhermore, under the supervision and with the support of the Star Capital Team, the portfolio companies of Star, Star Bridge, Star III and Star IV carried out a total of 33 additional investment transactions.