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 and sophisticated global clients have entrusted us with USD 7.5 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 300 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




Discover our video – Accessing the small and mid-market

 

 

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


200+

Clients
 


40

Professionals
 


30

Years
of evolution


300

Network of private
equity specialists














Geneva

UNIGESTION SA 8C Avenue de Champel PO Box 387 1211 Geneva 12 Switzerland +41 22 704 41 11 clients@unigestion.com


Zürich

UNIGESTION SA - Zürich Branch Sihlstrasse 20 8021 Zürich Switzerland + 41 44 220 16 00 clients@unigestion.com


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