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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.

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Adams Street Partners Recognized as Top Performing Direct Lending Fund Manager by Preqin

We are honored to be named the Top Performing Direct Lending Fund Manager in the 2024 Preqin Awards. The award helps emphasize Adams Street’s commitment to excellence in private credit and underscores the firm’s deep expertise and consistent approach to delivering superior results through disciplined investment in middle-market, private equity-backed transactions.

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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.

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Experienced Lending Team with Advantage of Scale

Experienced Team

With an average of 20 years experience among our senior team, Adams Street’s Private Credit team has successfully invested more than $9 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 100 investment professionals, we leverage shared insights and 250+ general partner relationships to create significant incremental deal flow.

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Recent transactions
Sole Lead Arranger and Administrative Agent

Revolver, 1st Lien Term Loan, & DDTL

Acquisition financing for:
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Joint Lead Arranger

Revolver, 1st Lien Term Loan, & DDTL

Growth capital financing for:
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Joint Lead Arranger & Joint Bookrunner

Unitranche Term Loan Add-on Financing

Acquisition financing for:
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Club Member

1st Lien DDTL Add-on Financing

Acquisition financing for:
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