A Respected
Secondary Investor

Long History

Since 1986 Adams Street has been a successful, discreet, and respected secondary investor, adhering to a philosophy of disciplined portfolio construction and selective investment decisions.

Proven Results

Our Secondary Investment Team has completed more than 225 secondary deals since the beginning of the investment strategy with a focus on quality, not quantity.

Over $5 Billion AUM

Adams Street manages more than $5 billion in secondary investments in dedicated stand-alone secondary funds as well as in our fund-of-funds offerings.

Our Approach

Selective and Thematic

We proactively identify and target market dislocations, specific investment themes, interests, and portfolios for purchase. Our investments are thoughtful, strategic, and highly diligenced.


We leverage the significant depth and breadth of our network of global relationships to gain information advantages and access to the best deals in the market.

Successfully Balanced

We balance the conviction in our investment themes with diversification to control risk. We provide J-curve mitigation and shorter duration exposure to the private equity asset class for our investors.

Meet Our
Secondary Investment Team

With an average of 19 years of experience among its Partners, Adams Street’s Secondary Investment Team brings a wealth of strategy-specific knowledge and experience to our business. Highly integrated across all areas of our investment services, our Secondary Investment Team draws upon the relationship and research resources of our investment professionals and benefits from the informational advantage offered by our global platform of resources.

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