Adams Street Partners is regarded as one of the most experienced and respected private markets firms in the industry today. Since the inception of our firm, we have consistently provided our investors with a comprehensive perspective in all areas of private markets investments, drawing upon four decades of experience, knowledge and relationships.

Our professional philosophy is simple, and remains unchanged from four decades ago; we generate excellent investment performance and provide outstanding client service. Experience. Integrity. Results. Always.

1972

Commenced Direct Investing

1979

Established the Industry’s First Fund of Funds

1985

Established the First Industry Benchmarks with Thomson Reuters

1986

First Secondary Investment

1988

Played Integral Role in the Creation of Valuation Guidelines For The PE Industry

1989

Commenced Co-investing

1998

Established One of the First Dedicated Secondary Funds

1992

Established AIMR/CFA Performance Guidelines for the Industry

1997

Opened First Non-US Office in London

1999

Began Dedicated Research In Asia

2000

Inducted into Private Equity Hall of Fame

2001

Became Employee-Owned and 100% Independent

2004

First Commitment to India

2005

First Commitment to China

2006

First Commitment to Central and Eastern Europe

2006

Opened Menlo Park and Singapore Offices

2007

First Commitment to Russia

2009

First Commitment to Latin America

2011

Opened Beijing Office

2012

40 Years in Private Equity

2014

Opened Tokyo Office

2016

Opened New York Office

Opened Boston Office

Established dedicated Private Credit Team