The Experienced &
Reliable Co-Investor

Preferred Partner

Our dedicated team, consistent diligence and closing processes, and longstanding commitment to co-investments makes us an attractive partner for General Partners around the world.

Proud Legacy

Adams Street’s foundation lies in direct investing. Our firm has been investing directly in portfolio companies since 1972, and as a buyout and growth equity co-investor since 1989.

Flexible Mandate

We invest in companies of all sizes, with a particular emphasis on small and mid-sized companies with exceptional return potential. In all cases, we strive to partner with the highest quality sponsors.

Our Approach


We are disciplined in our decision-making, carefully considering both company-specific risk/return dynamics and how each investment fits from an overall portfolio construction perspective.


We only invest in deals that are backed by strong General Partner sponsors. We assess each deal’s risks and opportunities, then combine these with our views on entry and exit valuation to determine the most attractive investment.


We operate as part of a global platform, leveraging the relationships, knowledge, and experience of our staff in every stage of the investment process in order to better source and diligence investment opportunities.

Meet Our
Co-investment Team

With an average of 24 years of experience among its partners, Adams Street’s Co-investment Team brings a wealth of strategy-specific knowledge and experience to our business. Highly integrated across all areas of our investment services, our Co-investment Team draws upon the relationships and research of our global platform to source and invest in what we believe are the strongest risk-adjusted deals in the market.

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