Saguna oversees Adams Street’s buyout fund portfolio globally. She is responsible for the global coordination of Adams Street’s buyout fund portfolios, including calibration of buyout manager selection and synchronizing top-down investment / sector thematic research. She manages relationships with several of the firm’s managers including Battery, Spectrum, GGV Capital, Altamont, Arcline, Parthenon, Odyssey, Francisco Partners, and Berkshire. She also sits on advisory boards for nine private equity firms within the Adams Street Partners portfolio.
Prior to joining the firm, Saguna was the Managing Director of Private Equity at Stanford Management Company, where she oversaw a $6 billion private equity portfolio. In this role, she was responsible for all facets of portfolio management, including asset allocation, identifying new investment opportunities, managing GP relationships, serving on fund advisory boards, co-investing, and proactively monitoring the portfolio. She was also a member of the investment committee, building and overseeing the broader investment team.
Previously, Saguna was Vice President at Ripplewood Holdings, LLC in New York. In this role she managed business diligence and deal negotiations, including negotiating financing documents, purchase agreements and employment contracts, conducting operational due diligence, and developing business plans. She commenced her career at Morgan Stanley in their Financial Sponsors Group.
Saguna is a member of Adams Street’s Primary Investment Committee, Portfolio Construction Committee, and serves on the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee as a leadership member.