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AIMR/CFA Performance Guidelines

Helped establish AIMR/CFA performance guidelines for the industry

Brinson Partners Inc. Formed; Commenced Co-Investing

First Chicago Investment Advisors spun out of First National Bank of Chicago in 1989 to form Brinson Partners, Inc. Today, Adams Street Partners — still headquartered in Chicago — is one of the most visible and respected names in private Read More ›

Opened Austin Office

Industry’s First Dedicated Secondary Funds; Development of Private Equity Industry Valuation Guidelines

Adams Street established one of the industry’s first dedicated secondary funds. Additionally, Adams Street played an integral role in the creation of valuation guidelines for the private equity industry.

Opened Munich and Seoul Offices

First Secondary Investment

Opened New York and Boston Offices; Established Dedicated Private Credit Team

The same year that New York and Boston offices opened their doors, Adams Street launched a Private Credit Strategy.   “As we develop the private credit practice, we plan to build on the firm’s pre-existing deep relationships with private equity Read More ›

First Industry Benchmarks

Established the first industry benchmarks with Thomson Reuters

Opened Tokyo Office

First Separate Account

Opened Beijing Office

Industry’s First Fund of Funds

The same advisor team that founded Adams Street formed the industry’s first venture capital fund-of-funds.

First Commitment to Latin America

Adams Street is Founded

Menlo Park and Singapore Offices Opened