|Fund size||€ 155 million|
It was an inauspicious environment to raise capital for Halder's first single-country fund: The German team needed to build its own investor base and with the war in Iraq, a collapse of the “New Economy” and economic crisis, sponsors were slow to commit. Seeking to raise € 150 million, the fund initially closed at € 78 million in 2003, but achieved € 155 million at the final closing in early 2005. The investing period began in 2004 and was completed in 2008. According to market intelligence from Preqin, a net return exceeding 30% by 2010 places Halder-GIMV Germany among the top European buy-out funds launched in 2003.