Orchestrating data analytics to enhance the investor experience
James Williams, managing editor at Hedgeweek, assesses how data analytics techniques can be used to personalise client experiences for investment managers.
Adams Street Partners raises $426M Venture Innovation Fund II
Adams Street Partners today announced the close of Adams Street Venture Innovation Fund II with $426 million in capital commitments. This fund primarily focuses on early-stage venture fund managers globally.
A Goldilocks moment for private credit
A decade after the global financial crisis, a group of US private debt lenders and advisers remains optimistic. While it is apparent to all we are near the end of the current cycle, there is also the sense that the market has come a long way in 10 years.
Adams Street Partners Names Steve Landau Head of Product Strategy
Adams Street Partners announced today that Steve Landau has joined the firm as Partner and Head of Product Strategy. In the newly created role, Mr. Landau will lead Adams Street’s efforts to develop innovative product solutions that meet the evolving needs of the firm’s clients. He will be based in Adams Street’s New York office and will report to Jim Walker, Chief Operating Officer.
Having boots on the ground critical to investing in Asia: Adams Street's Yar-Ping Soo
Asia is an emerging hotbed for private equity, and that is reflected in the numbers, and limited partners (LPs) have taken note.
Adams Street's move to smaller GPs
The firm has significantly altered its allocation to the lower end of the market in a bid to avoid
possible macro-economic headwinds.
Adams Street Partners Names Matthew H. Scanlan to its Board of Directors
Adams Street Partners announced today the appointment of Matthew H. Scanlan to the firm’s Board of Directors, effective April 1st, 2018.
Investing in Our Communities
With ten offices in seven countries, Adams Street Partners understands the value of global citizenship and investing in our communities. In 2017, we gave to more than 75 organizations through our Employee Matching Gift Program, Donations for Doers Program, and Corporate Grants.
Private Equity: Manager Selection, Portfolio Construction, and Outperformance
For years as Private Equity (PE) has evolved as an asset class, investors have attempted to understand the relationship between private equity, public equity, and leverage.
The Persistence of PE Performance
Private equity (PE) investments have become an increasingly important allocation in institutional portfolios. However,
investing in private equity requires considering several factors not relevant to investments in public equity.
Adams Street: The mega-fund is here to stay
The mega-fundraises of 2017 will continue to grow into next year, and as dry powder grows, fund managers will need to up their investment pace, predicts Jeff Diehl, Managing Partner and Head of Investments at Adams Street Partners.
Distressed PE Fund Sellers Tipped to Return: Q&A
An increasing number of distressed investors are likely to sell PE fund stakes in the coming years as liquidity concerns re-emerge, according to Jeff Akers, Head of Secondary Investments at Chicago-based Adams Street.
Adams Street Launches Seoul Office
Adams Street has established an office in Seoul, South Korea.
Adams Street Partners Names James Walker as Chief Operating Officer
Adams Street Partners announced that James Walker is joining the firm as a Partner and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Walker will report to Jeff Diehl, Managing Partner and Head of Investments, will join the Executive Committee of the firm, and will chair the firm’s Operating Committee.
Adams Street Partners Names Alex Kessel as Principal on Co-Investment Team
Adams Street Partners announced the appointment of Alex Kessel as a Principal on the Co-Investment Team. He joins a growing, dedicated global team led by David Brett, Partner and Head of Co-Investments at Adams Street Partners. Mr. Kessel will be actively involved in the sourcing, screening, execution, monitoring, and exiting of growth and later-stage co-investments.
Insight: The challenges for PD arms of PE firms
As private equity shops continue to broaden their businesses, many are making a credit play. But what does it take to turn an idea into a success?
Justin Lawrence Joins Adams Street Partners
Adams Street Partners announced the continued expansion of its Private Credit team with the addition of Justin Lawrence as a Principal. Mr. Lawrence joins a growing team led by Bill Sacher and Shahab Rashid, former Oaktree Capital executives.
Adams Street Partners Names Alicia Pando as Chief Technology Officer
Alicia Pando has joined the firm as a Partner and Chief Technology Officer where she will be responsible for leading the firm’s software development and IT infrastructure functions.
Adams Street Partners Raises $475M for Direct Venture and Growth Equity Funds
Adams Street Partners has raised $475 million across their venture/growth equity fund programs.
Adams Street Partners Hires Martin vom Hagen to Lead New Munich Office
Adams Street Partners has established a new Munich office led by veteran industry professional Martin vom Hagen. Mr. vom Hagen joins the firm as a Partner and will focus on the development of institutional client and consultant relationships within Germany, Austria, and Switzerland as the firm expands its efforts in the region.
Adams Street Partners Wins Fund of Funds Manager of The Year
Adams Street Partners’ fund of fund business was particularly active on the investing side in 2016, making 25 fund commitments totalling $737 million across the venture capital and buyout sectors.
Industry Veteran Fred Wang joins Adams Street Partners as Partner on the ASP Capital Team
Adams Street Partners has announced that Fred Wang will join the firm as a Partner and member of its ASP Capital investment team, based in Menlo Park, California, effective April 1. Mr. Wang joins Adams Street from Trinity Ventures, where he served as General Partner and a managing partner responsible for investments, key aspects of firm leadership and management, fund-raising, and Limited Partner relationships.
Adams Street Partners Names Nuveen's Amboian to Board of Directors
Global private equity manager Adams Street Partners has appointed Nuveen non-executive chairman John Amboian to its board of directors.
Adams Street hires global IR head from BlackRock
The firm has created a new leadership role in business development and investor relations to be filled by Kevin O’Donnell on 29 August.
Brijesh Jeevarathnam - Privately Speaking
As venture capital enters a new cycle, co-head of global
venture fund investment for Adams Street Partners
Brijesh Jeevarathnam tells Marine Cole how having
access to the best funds is more important than ever.
After Putting Off IPO, This Cybersecurity Firm Raised $50 Million in Private Funds
Cyber security company LogRhythm has raised $50 million from private investors after postponing plans for an initial public offering late last year, the company said on Tuesday, the latest sign of how austere the IPO market has become for some technology start-ups.
Adams Street Portfolio Company Q2 Chairman and CEO Win Entrepreneur of the
Q2 Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:QTWO), a leading provider of secure, cloud-based virtual banking solutions, announced today that Founder and Chairman of the Board Hank Seale and CEO Matt Flake won the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Central Texas Award. It is Flake and Seale’s second consecutive nomination and first win.
Investment Superstars: The Most Powerful Women LPs For Chinese GPs
The financial industry has a notorious gender gap with a dismal amount of female participation.
Women manage less than 2% of mutual fund assets, according to a recent Morningstar report. Nearly two-thirds of the top 71 Silicon Valley venture capital funds have no senior female investment professionals, says another report.
Adams Street Welcomes Brijesh Jeevarathnam to the Team
Adams Street Partners announced today that Brijesh Jeevarathnam will join the firm on June 1 as a Partner and Co-Head of Global Venture Fund Investments, and member of its Primary Investment Team.
Venture capitalists are so white - but what if they weren't?
What if venture capitalists looked less like Oscar voters and more like the rest of Chicago?
The vast majority — 87 percent — of venture capitalists are Caucasian, according to a 2011 survey from the National Venture Capital Association, and 89 percent are male. Only 4 percent identify as African-American or Latino nationally, and there are very few in Illinois. The widely mocked Oscar voter lineup is 94 percent white and 77 percent male.
Adams Street Announces Launch of Private Credit Strategy
Adams Street Partners announced today the appointment of industry veterans Bill Sacher and Shahab Rashid to establish and build a Private Credit platform. Mr. Sacher and Mr. Rashid will lead the firm’s credit capabilities from its new Manhattan office.
Adams Street Announces New Head of Asia Business Development
Adams Street Partners today announced the appointment of Ben Hart as Partner and Head of Business Development in Asia, effective January 19th. In his new role Ben will lead business development efforts from the Singapore office, working to further develop the firm’s presence in Asia. Adams Street Partners’ investments in Asia are managed from offices in Singapore, Beijing and Tokyo.
Healthfinch raises $7.5M funding to build out medical practice software
Healthfinch, which builds automation applications for health care systems and was co-founded by a Chicago-based physician, has raised a $7.5 million Series A funding round.
Best of Times - Asia Private Equity Review
Adams Street’s Asia chief believes the time is ripe for him to take a new role
Ross Morrison and Adams Street Featured in Summer 2015 Edition of Duane Morris’ Connections Publication
Ross Morrison, a member of Adams Street Partners’ Primary Investments Team, recently participated in a panel discussion as part of the third annual Duane Morris LP Institute conference, “Inside the Mind of the Limited Partner.” Duane Morris, a law firm with more than 700 attorneys in offices across the U.S., UK and Asia, hosts the event with the objective of accumulating and sharing intelligence on the industry as well as disseminating leading trends and perspectives direct from market participants.
Duane Morris’ Summer 2015 issue of their Connections publication is a summary of the simultaneous trans-Atlantic (London and New York) panel that Ross participated in on behalf of Adams Street. Ross Morrison and Adams Street are prominently featured throughout the issue.
Northwestern's New Startup Incubator Hires Its First Executive Director
Northwestern University has hired an Executive Director for the “Garage,” a new startup incubator, which opened in June on Northwestern’s Evanston campus.
Adams Street Partners Executive Chairman Bon French is a member of the committee that conceived the idea for the Garage, and a backer of the new entrepreneurial space.
Adams Street Partners Joins NVCA Firms to Advance Inclusion in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
We are pleased to report that Adams Street was one of 45 venture capital firms that announced their commitment to advancing opportunity for women and underrepresented minorities in venture capital and the entrepreneurial ecosystem earlier this week in a letter to President Obama as part of the first-ever White House Demo Day. The White House Demo Day brought together diverse entrepreneurs and other key stakeholders from across the ecosystem to convene and showcase the innovation economy.
Saguna Malhotra Joins as Partner and Member of Primary Investment Team
Adams Street Partners announced that Saguna Malhotra, Managing Director, Private Equity, for Stanford Management Company (SMC), will join the firm in its Menlo Park office as a partner and member of its Primary Investment Team.
GrowthCap Ranks Adams Street Partners Among Top 25 Growth Equity Firms
GrowthCap, an advisory firm which focuses exclusively on established private companies seeking to raise equity or debt capital, has released its second annual Top 25 Growth Equity Firms ranking.
The list highlights the top private capital investors focused on the growth equity segment and was based on a combination of fund performance, consistency of returns, capital raised, investment strategy and partner experience. Returns data were collected through direct confirmation from funds as well as third-party independent research and focused on funds raised within the last 10 years.
Private equity – a guide for ESG integration
The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) today launched a new guide to assist with the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors within private equity: Integrating ESG in private equity – a guide for general partners.
Adams Street Partners Venture Funds Achieve Three IPOs in Consecutive Days
Adams Street Partners announced that three of its portfolio companies launched IPOs in successive days last week. The three companies represent investments made by Adams Street Partners’ direct venture capital and growth equity team.