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Global Opportunities

With more than 40 years of deep relationships with market-leading general partners across the globe, Adams Street partners with some of the most oversubscribed and sought-after general partners in the market – opportunities that are often closed to new investors or are significantly capacity constrained.

Our Approach

We partner with what we believe are the industry’s top-tier private equity fund managers who can repeatedly identify, invest in, and add value to potential market-leading companies.

Our relationships, research, and integrated platform generate valuable market intelligence. Our disciplined analysis of this information means we have a high degree of preparedness which can enable us to act decisively on oversubscribed, “invite-only” opportunities.

We have trusted, decades-long relationships and a strong history as a limited partner. As a result, we believe that we have created strong relationships with spin-out managers, providing us with next generation general partner deal flow.



We have been an active investor in private equity funds since 1979 and have longstanding relationships with some of the world’s most sought-after general partners.

Privileged Relationships

Recent primary investments demonstrate Adams Street’s proven ability to partner with some of the most sought-after and oversubscribed managers.

Proprietary Knowledge

We leverage the extensive networks of our team members and the data we have collected over the past four decades to develop a differentiated view on the private equity market.

Global Perspective

We are a single, cohesive team strategically located around the globe. Every investment professional is focused on pursuing the best opportunities in the world regardless of geography, stage, or subclass.

Customized Flexibility

By integrating advanced analytics into our investment process, we have the ability to participate in a diverse range of targeted portfolios as an investor.


Dedicated Primary Team on an Integrated Platform

We believe people are fundamental to the pursuit of partnering with high-quality general partners. With combined 250+ years of experience among our Partners, Adams Street’s Primary Investment Team brings a wealth of strategy-specific knowledge, experience, and relationships to our firm.

Meet Our Team

Why do GPs choose Adams Street? We’ve weathered every cycle, we’ve seen all the trends.

We’re the first call for many GPs looking for industry best practices and market intelligence.

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.

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.

Learn more about Adams Street Partners