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 


Institutional investors globally


Private Equity Team Members


Locations in Europe, North America and Asia




Years of evolution

Unigestion offer access to private equity opportunities using three distinct strategies (primary, secondary and direct), with a particular expertise in the global small and mid-market. We target high quality buyout, growth capital and carefully selected special situations, with diversification of risk at the forefront of our strategies.

Portfolio Investments

HealthTech BioActives

Sector: Industrials

Description: APIs, flavorings and sweeteners


Date: Feb 2020

Investment themes: Healthcare reengineered Personal wellbeing

Aquam Water Services / Orbis

Sector: Business Services

Description: Water standpipe rental services


Date: Jun 2020

Investment themes: Resource efficiency


Sector: TMT

Description: Communication platform as a service


Date: Aug 2020

Investment themes: Security & safety Resource efficiency


Sector: Healthcare

Description: Medical devices CRO


Date:Aug 2020

Investment themes: Healthcare reengineered Resource efficiency


Sector: Healthcare

Description: Commercial intelligence for pharma


Date: Sep 2020

Investment themes: Healthcare reengineered Resource efficiency


Sector: Industrials

Description: Optical sensors for elevators and escalators


Date: Nov 2020

Investment themes: Sustainable cities Security & safety Resource efficiency