Shamrock Capital has closed Shamrock Capital Growth Fund V LP, a $1 billion fund focused on buyout and later-stage growth equity investments within Shamrock’s core industries of media, entertainment, and communications.
“We are grateful for the continued support of our longstanding investors and welcome our new investors as Shamrock looks to continue generating compelling returns for our limited partners around our investment themes,” said Steve Royer, partner at Shamrock Capital. “We see tremendous opportunities ahead within our targeted sectors and are honored to be working with our talented executives that lead our portfolio companies as they grow their platforms.”
SCGF V’s limited partners include a mix of existing and new investors from pension funds, endowments and foundations, family offices and financial institutions.
“Shamrock will continue to invest in companies that are involved in the convergence and transformation taking place within media, entertainment and communications,” continued Royer. “We will continue to partner with management teams that are leading companies in some of the most dynamic parts of our economy, including the creator economy, talent and content, gaming, sports betting, marketing services, infrastructure, personal/professional betterment platforms, and the technological platforms that power this transformation.”
As part of the closing, Shamrock also announced the promotions of Sam Halls to principal and Alicia Zhu to vice president.
“Sam and Alicia have continually demonstrated strong leadership skills and intellectual curiosity throughout all of Shamrock’s activities,” added Royer. “They have each played an instrumental role in our success and we’re pleased to recognize their achievements.”
Sam joined Shamrock in 2016 and prior to that, he was an associate at Silver Lake Sumeru. Alicia joined Shamrock in 2019 and was previously at The Walt Disney Co. where she focused on M&A and long-term strategic initiatives.