What we do
We are one of the largest players in the global mid-market, providing our clients with exposure to exciting, hard-to-access companies and funds. We construct theme-driven portfolios, with a focus on long-term growth, low volatility and regular liquidity across four key strategies:
Directs – minority and control investments in exciting growth companies. Read more..
Secondaries – hand-picked portfolios of hard-to-access companies where returns are driven by growth. Read more…
Emerging Managers – tapping into the next generation of leading specialist managers. Read more…
Climate Impact – companies providing solutions to the climate challenge in an Article 9 structure. Read more…
How we do it
Private equity depends on the expertise of its people. With an average of 16 years investment experience, our global team of 67 private equity professionals work across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific to source local opportunities and manage portfolios.
Our investment team is supported by an investment committee with decades of experience, an Industry Advisory Board, and a 700-strong investment partner network helping us identify and source the market leaders of tomorrow, focusing on seven themes:
- climate transition
- resource efficiency
- sustainable cities
- service efficiency
- future of work
- personal wellbeing
- healthcare re-engineered
We believe in harnessing technology to support our investment process. Our proprietary AI tool – PEpper – predicts whether an investment will pass a given return hurdle and, in rigorous backtesting, forecast direct investment performance with a 78% accuracy rate. It should therefore help us achieve better returns than would be possible through human capabilities alone.
ESG has become an increasingly important part of our investment process since 2010 and we have nine dedicated ESG ‘champions’ integrating ESG considerations across our funds and direct investments. From research and sourcing, to analysis and engagement, they work to harmonise our ESG approach and monitor progress. Read more about Unigestion’s approach to ESG in our [Responsible Investment] section or find out more about our Climate Impact strategy