Adams Street Partners is regarded as one of the most experienced and respected private markets firms in the industry today. Since the inception of our firm, we have consistently provided our investors with a comprehensive perspective in all areas of private markets investments, drawing upon five decades of experience, knowledge, and relationships.
Our professional philosophy is simple and remains unchanged from five decades ago; we pride ourselves on providing outstanding client service.
Experience. Integrity. Always.
1972: Commenced Direct Investing at First National Bank of Chicago
1979: Established the Industry’s First Fund of Funds
1984: First Separate Account
1985: Established the First Industry Benchmarks with Thomson Reuters
1986: First Secondary Investment
1988: Played Integral Role in the Creation of Valuation Guidelines for The PE Industry; Established One of the Industry’s First Dedicated Secondary Funds
1989: Commenced Co-investing; Spun Out as Brinson Partners, Inc.
1992: Helped Establish AIMR/CFA Performance Guidelines for the Industry
1995: Brinson Partners, Inc. Joined Swiss Bank Corporation and Subsequently UBS AG
1997: Opened First Non-US Office in London and Began International Investing Program
1999: Began Dedicated Research in Asia
2000: Inducted into Private Equity Hall of Fame
2001: Became Employee-Owned and 100% Independent Following Spin Out from UBS AG
2004: First Commitment to India
2005: First Commitment to China
2006: Opened Menlo Park and Singapore Offices
2009: First Commitment to Latin America
2011: Opened Beijing Office
2014: Opened Tokyo Office
2016: Opened New York and Boston Offices; Established Dedicated Private Credit Team
2017: 45 Years in Private Equity; Opened Munich and Seoul Offices
2021: Opened Austin Office