Since 1972, Adams Street has solely focused on private markets investment management. Over the past four decades, we've grown from a single office in Chicago to 10 locations around the world, with investments across more than 30 nations. We manage $40 billion of assets. Our investors include more than 410 corporate and public pension plans, endowments, foundations, and other institutional investors. Our professional mission is simple: We strive to be the premier private markets investment manager in the world.



For more than 45 years, our teams have thoughtfully, prudently, and successfully managed investments through every economic cycle.


Our investors come first. We have a full range of in-house capabilities supporting our investment management services, including legal, accounting, tax, and finance.


We believe in concentrated excellence. Since our inception, Adams Street has been singularly focused on private equity as an asset class.


Adams Street staff speak more than 30 languages, come from more than 20 countries and have an average of 13 years of private markets experience.


Every investor is different. For our separate account clients, we build customized portfolios specifically calibrated to meet their risk-return requirements.


Adams Street is 100% employee owned. We invest in every fund we raise, aligning the success of our firm with that of our investors.

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Adams Street’s goal is to deliver to our clients the services they need to achieve top-tier investment performance. Utilizing our global platform of information and networks, our teams work across strategies, geographies, and sub-classes to ensure that our clients receive dynamic, balanced, and thoughtful investment solutions.

Scott Hazen, Partner and Senior Account Manager