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Provider of Debt Financing Solutions to Private Equity-Backed Transactions

Comprehensive Solutions

We are a fully integrated debt solutions provider, targeting private equity backed middle-market transactions. We offer a full array of debt alternatives, from first lien term debt and unitranche facilities to second lien, mezzanine, and preferred equity.

Disciplined Investment Philosophy

We employ a credit-intensive, loss-avoidance philosophy, that strives for consistent performance and preservation of capital. We aim to produce steady cash distributions, low volatility, and attractive returns via portfolios of money good loans.

Our Approach

Relationship Driven

Adams Street has provided capital to private equity sponsors for more than 40 years. Our history and longstanding relationships provide us with a unique knowledge advantage.

Flexible Mandate

Moving up and down the capital structure allows us to focus on the tranche that we believe offers the best risk/return proposition. We believe the ability to maneuver strategically in changing market environments helps our investments perform more consistently and makes them less dependent on vintage year.

A Reliable Partner

The flexible nature of our mandate allows us to be a value-add and reliable partner, focusing on the corporate finance needs of the issuer and offering a debt package custom-tailored for a specific transaction.

Experienced Lending Team with Advantage of Scale

Experienced Team

Senior members of our Private Credit Team have an average of more than 20 years of private markets experience and have successfully invested more than $4 billion in private equity-backed middle-market transactions across various cycles.

Integrated and Differentiated Platform

Strategically integrated private equity-focused platform with differentiated and proprietary deal sourcing capabilities. As part of a globally integrated team of more than 75 investment professionals, we leverage shared insights and 250+ general partner relationships to create significant incremental deal flow.

Meet Our Team

Recent transactions
Joint Lead Arranger and Joint Bookrunner

Second Lien Term Loan and Common Equity

to support the buyout of:
Sole Lead Arranger and Administrative Agent

Revolver, 1st Lien Term Loan, Delayed Draw Term Loan and Common Equity

to support the acquisition of Roccor by:
Sole Lead Arranger and Administrative Agent

Revolver, 1st Lien Term Loan, and Common Equity

To support the buyout of:
Sole Lead Arranger and Sole Bookrunner

1st Lien Term Loan and Common Equity

Acquisition financing for:

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.

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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