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Hamilton Lane Expands Impact Investing Platform with Launch of New Fund

Private markets impact vehicle will seek direct investments in businesses with a focus on environmental and social impact

BALA CYNWYD, Pa., April 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading private markets investment management firm Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ: HLNE) today announced the launch of Hamilton Lane Impact Fund II ("Impact Fund II" or "Fund II"), a closed-end investment vehicle for qualified investors and a continuation of the strategy deployed in Hamilton Lane Impact Fund I ("Fund I"), which aims to generate attractive returns and positive social and environmental impact.  

Fund II will target investment opportunities with measurable environmental and social impact, including companies that focus on clean energy transition, sustainable processes, health and wellness and community development. A diversified private markets impact solution, Fund II will seek to make direct investments across geographies and strategies—including buyout, growth, late-stage venture, credit and real assets. The fund will have an emphasis on investments in transformative technologies, innovation and efficiency.

Jackie Rantanen, Managing Director and Co-Head of Impact at Hamilton Lane, commented: "As the demand for impact investing strategies continues to grow, we are pleased to provide investors a diversified private markets solution that aims to generate optimal outcomes through compelling performance and meaningful, measurable impact."

"Building upon the successful, proven strategy deployed in our inaugural Impact Fund, Fund II will leverage the strength of Hamilton Lane's relationships with established, traditional GPs as well as impact-specific managers, and our established diligence process that strives for rigorous financial and impact underwriting."

David Helgerson, Managing Director and Co-Head of Impact commented: "The innovation economy is creating a wave of private markets investment opportunities that are driving transformative change to address the environmental and social challenges that exist today. Our experienced teams leverage Hamilton Lane's unique access and relationships to support growing businesses that are delivering unique and sustainable solutions and seeking to make the world a better place."

Hamilton Lane has been actively executing on impact investment programs for two decades and currently manages over $2.5B in impact strategies. To date, Impact Fund I has made 13 investments in businesses with positive social and environmental themes. The firm's Impact platform is an extension of Hamilton Lane's broader private markets investment platform, which includes more than $76 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2020.

Impact Fund II is being offered pursuant to a private offering using Rule 506(c) of Regulation D, in which qualified persons who are accredited investors and qualified purchasers may participate.

About Hamilton Lane
Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ: HLNE) is a leading private markets investment management firm providing innovative solutions to sophisticated investors around the world. Dedicated exclusively to private markets investing for 29 years, the firm currently employs more than 440 professionals operating in offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Hamilton Lane has approximately $657 billion in assets under management and supervision, composed of approximately $76 billion in discretionary assets and approximately $581 billion in advisory assets, as of December 31, 2020. Hamilton Lane specializes in building flexible investment programs that provide clients access to the full spectrum of private markets strategies, sectors and geographies. For more information, please visit or follow Hamilton Lane on Twitter: @hamilton_lane.

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Impact Fund II is intended only for sophisticated investors capable of evaluating the risk of an investment therein and meeting applicable qualifications. This release is not an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy interests in Impact Fund II or any other investment vehicle.  Any offering of interests in Impact Fund II will be made only by means of a confidential private offering memorandum, pursuant to the terms of applicable governing documents and only to qualified investors in jurisdictions where permitted by law.  This release is not (and should not be relied on as) legal, tax or investment advice and prospective investors should consult their own advisors in evaluating any prospective investment.

SOURCE Hamilton Lane