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Primary Funds

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Our primary funds are the foundation for RCP’s reputation as a premier limited partner in the American small buyout space.

Outperformance in private equity investing comes from working with the best general partners. As a primary fund investor, we are a critical source of capital for some of the most successful small buyout sponsors. RCP believes it has the knowledge, relationships, and investment process required to access and select the best fund investments.

RCP’s flagship funds-of-funds have been our primary access point for small buyout investing since our inception in 2001. As an extension of this strategy, we offer specialized funds which include our small and emerging platform, multi-strategy vehicles, and customized solutions.

The RCP Advantage

Our specialized experience in small buyouts and our proprietary analytics platform inform our ability to identify exceptional managers and curate a carefully selected diverse portfolio.1


We have 200+ years of collective private equity experience.2 Our team and data resources combined with a rigorous selection process have yielded strong investment results.3


The small buyout market is opaque but highly attractive. RCP is able to access highly sought-after funds and investments through our strong industry relationships. 


Success in small buyout investing requires focus. Over two decades, RCP has established what it believes is an unparalleled team and track record focused solely on this attractive niche.3  

Who we invest with

In our flagship primary funds, we commit capital to high quality small buyout managers with funds of $250 million to $1 billion in size. In turn, these funds invest in North American companies with $10 million to $250 million in enterprise value.  

In our small and emerging fund program, we target even smaller and younger managers, generally those that are raising their first or second institutional funds.4    

Meet Our Primary Funds’ Portfolio Managers

Our team brings decades of experience to our investors.

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1.  Diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect against a loss in declining markets. 2. Refers only to Investment Committee members. 3. Past performance does not predict, and is not a guarantee, of future results. 4. Targets and/or projections are only estimates of future results based upon assumptions made at the time the projections are developed. There can be no assurance that the projected results are correct or will be obtained, and actual results may vary significantly from the projections.