Adams Street Partners is a global private equity investment management firm that offers comprehensive solutions for its investors.
As one of the leading independent, employee-owned firms, Adams Street has established a reputation for strong performance, an extensive knowledge base and a disciplined investment approach that values quality over quantity.
For over 40 years, Adams Street has gained the experience to successfully manage through some of the most challenging investment cycles. The collective knowledge of the Adams Street team works collaboratively to leverage the global resources of the Firm in navigating the complexities of the private equity markets.
Our mission is to be the premier private equity investment manager in the world by sustaining world-class investment performance and the confidence of our investors through our deep understanding of the global private equity marketplace and exemplary client service.
Seeking the Highest Quality In evaluating a primary investment opportunity, Adams Street Partners is seeking to identify and invest with the best investment teams, composed of the highest-quality individuals, operating in each subclass.
Sellers Sellers of private equity routinely turn to Adams Street Partners as their preferred buyer of choice. Rather than viewing ourselves as merely buyers, we are solution providers assisting institutional investors with their liquidity and portfolio management needs.
Working With the Right Companies Adams Street Partners' Direct Team invests $5-20 million in companies seeking venture capital or growth equity to accelerate their businesses or to provide partial liquidity for existing shareholders. Over the last 20 years, Adams Street has invested in over 100 companies that meet this profile. Our Direct Team has over $1B under management across seven funds and we invest in roughly 10 new companies a year, typically leading and pricing transactions.
Buyout Co-Investments Adams Street Partners is a leader in buyout and growth equity co-investing, having invested in over 50 deals alongside lead general partners over the past 20 years. The Firm's rich history as a participant in all aspects of private equity investing makes Adams Street Partners a preferred and reliable co-investment partner. The dedicated Co-investment team and access to meaningful client capital allows for the timely response to investment opportunities and a consistent source of funding. At the same time, the Firm's deep level of experience and network may aid all participants in the overall deal diligence process.
Consultants Adams Street Partners works with consultants to provide global solutions to their clients through our fund of funds, separate account strategies, secondary and direct investment activities. We work in concert with consultants to provide performance on Adams Street Partners and individual client's portfolios. Consultants also have online access to our ASPIRE system which provides in-depth performance attribution for each client's portfolio.
Adams Street Partners has also been a leader in the establishment of valuation guidelines and industry benchmarks.