March 2021

17 March 2021


FIRSTavenue is pleased to have acted as global placement agent for the Signal Alpha II Fund (the “Fund”) which held a final closing at ca. EUR 900 million. We congratulate Signal Capital Partners (“Signal”) for achieving this strong and successful result.

 The Fund surpassed its target of EUR 850 million and was backed by both existing and new institutional investors across EMEA and North America.

 The Fund focuses on asset-backed stressed and distressed capital structures in Europe across the real estate and corporate markets, with its average investment size typically between EUR 20-70 million. The Fund seeks to deploy capital across a range of mainly private situations on an opportunistic, bottom-up, fundamental basis.

 The successful fundraise caps a period of significant growth for Signal since it was launched in 2015 by Elad Shraga, Amit Jain and Gad Caspy, a team of experienced special situations investors who previously led similar businesses at Deutsche Bank. Signal now has total assets under management of EUR 1.7 billion.

 Tavneet Bakshi, Partner and Head of EMEA at FIRSTavenue said: “The new Fund’s strategy was highly relevant for the fractured capital markets across Europe before the pandemic and has become even more relevant now, as the mid-market desperately seeks aligned capital solutions. Through this raise, Signal has cemented strong institutional backing for its platform and for future growth. We are proud to have partnered with Signal for this raise.”  

Elad Shraga, CEO and Founding Partner of Signal said: “We are proud to have raised one of the largest dedicated special situations funds in Europe at a time when capital raising conditions are extremely tough. Since Signal was founded in 2015 the business has gone from strength to strength and our latest fund is testament to the quality of our investment team and ability to deliver the compelling, risk-adjusted returns which investors have struggled to obtain from traditional asset classes.”

FIRSTavenue acted as global placement agent for this fundraise.

About Signal

Signal is a London-based asset management firm focused on special situations investing in Europe. The firm is dedicated to delivering attractive, uncorrelated returns through market cycles with an institutional quality operational platform and a strong governance framework.

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About FIRSTavenue

FIRSTavenue is a leading global placement agent and advisory firm. We are focused on raising capital for private funds and companies and providing advice on private secondary transactions. FIRSTavenue operates across three asset classes: private credit, private equity and infrastructure. We are a team of over 40 professionals based in four offices across the globe.

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