Your trusted partner for small and mid-market global private equity

Our Approach

At Unigestion, we have been helping investors to tap the potential of private equity for 25 years. More than 200 Institutional investors globally have entrusted us with USD 8.6 billion in assets invested across mandates, segregated accounts and commingled funds. We offer access to private equity opportunities using three distinct strategies (primary, secondary and direct). Investing globally across all market segments, we have a particular focus on the small and mid-market. We target high quality venture capital, buyout, growth capital and carefully selected special situations, with diversification of risk at the forefront of our strategies.

Our deep knowledge of local markets in Europe, North America and Asia and a comprehensive network of over 500 leading private equity managers and specialists allow us to review around 500 prospective deals annually, often giving us first refusal. It is for these reasons that we are able to provide our clients with alpha performance across strategies. In fact, dozens of industry awards in recent years for investment strategy and performance, innovation and client service are testament to the quality of our solutions and expertise of our people.



In particular, we believe that the small and mid-market segment of the global private equity market offers significant alpha opportunities. And, since there are high barriers to entry and market peculiarities, investors need a partner they can trust to help them access and navigate their way through the many potential opportunities that global small and mid-market private equity offers. Already a leading player, Unigestion’s acquisition of Akina in February 2017 created a uniquely qualified specialist in global small and mid-market private equity, making us an ideal partner for investors looking for opportunities in the private equity space.

Three aims of private equity investing
  • Long-term outperformance vs listed equities
  • Lower volatility and less correlation to listed equities
  • Access to investment opportunities beyond the relative narrow universe of listed companies




The private equity team of Unigestion is a multi-cultural group of around 40 that shares complementary skills and common beliefs about investing. We aim to create superior returns through our deep understanding of markets, which allows us to identify areas of growth in the current macroeconomic environment.

Christophe de Dardel, Head of Private Equity


Private Equity at Unigestion


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