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Leading with Foresight

For over five decades, Adams Street Partners has been recognized as one of the most respected and experienced private markets investment managers in the industry. With 12 offices located in Austin, Beijing, Boston, Chicago, London, Menlo Park, Munich, New York, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo, our deep industry experience and global outlook provide clients with customized access to the spectrum of private markets strategies. Adams Street manages $59 billion in assets for more than 620 institutional investors, including corporate and public pensions, foundations, family offices, and endowments.

Drawing on over 50 years of private markets experience, proprietary intelligence, and trusted relationships, Adams Street strives to generate actionable investment insights across market cycles.

Longstanding History and Deep Relationships

Over five decades of private equity investing combined with 560+ advisory board seats, and investments with 480+ global general partners in 30+ countries. We believe our strong relationships provide valuable insights.

Global Footprint in
Key Locations

Dedicated global team of 310+ employees, with more than 100 investment professionals across the US, Europe, and Asia. Our team members speak more than 30 languages, come from more than 22 countries, and have an average of 16 years of experience.

Alignment Built on Trust and Integrity

As a 100% employee-owned firm, the success of our business affects our employees personally, which creates a powerful alignment of economic interests with our clients.

Grounded in Data

Decades of proprietary web-based, multi-currency research, analytical, and reporting application guides our investment research and due diligence processes.

Over 50 Years of Successful Investing

Since 1972, Adams Street has solely focused on private markets investment management. Over the past five decades, we’ve grown from a single office in Chicago to 12 locations around the world, with investments across more than 30 nations. Our history of pioneering breakthrough investment strategies gives us the credibility and confidence to develop new solutions that are relevant to different audiences in evolving markets.

Propelled by our expertise, relationships, technology, and insights, Adams Street Partners strives to chart the path forward for the private markets and our clients.

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PI Best Places to Work

Excellence Starts with Our People

We foster a collegiate environment in which we share common goals and communicate transparently while being meritocratic, decisive, and accountable.

By adhering to these cultural standards, we pride ourselves on providing optimal client service.

While our clients remain at the center of all we do, it’s the people here at Adams Street who create the culture that makes this firm a special place.

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Our Integrated Platform

Adams Street’s goal is to deliver to our clients the services they desire by utilizing our global platform of information and networks and fostering a culture in which our teams work together across strategies, geographies, and sub-classes.

As the industry grows increasingly complex, we believe our integrated platform which shares networks, market intelligence, and data across investments teams is one of our most important assets.

Built on a foundation of trust and integrity, we foster valuable relationships through our global network to create unique and effective investment opportunities.


Dedicated Strategies

Co-Investments ›

We strive to invest alongside best-in-class general partners in the buyout and growth equity sectors.

Growth Equity ›

We invest in rapidly growing, multi-stage, category-leading software, mobile, healthcare, security, and financial technology companies.

Primary Investments ›

Our global platform of relationships, supported by our highly advanced in-house analytics, facilitates investments in buyout, venture capital, growth equity, and other private markets fund strategies.

Private Credit ›

We pursue opportunities across the entire capital structure, targeting middle-market companies with enterprise value of $150 – $750 million.

Secondary Investments ›

We opportunistically identify current market dislocations to access strategic investment opportunities and partnerships with the goal of creating top-tier secondary portfolios.

Focused Solutions

Custom Solutions ›

We put clients first, investing significant time to understand our clients’ objectives and goals to package our investment capabilities and experience into innovative solutions that meet their evolving needs.

Risk Management ›

We take a deliberately analytical approach to risk management using portfolio diagnostics, portfolio construction return modeling, and implementation planning while leveraging a proprietary online platform.

Proprietary Analytics ›

Our people are tenacious in the pursuit of excellence, transforming decades of our proprietary data that informs our decisions into actionable insights that lead to attractive investment opportunities.

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