What we do

We provide exposure to unique private equity opportunities across direct investments, primaries and secondaries, with a particular expertise in the global mid-market. We construct theme-driven portfolios, with a focus on long-term growth.

How we do it

Given our deep knowledge of local markets built over three decades, we have exceptional access to a vast universe of private companies in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. In addition, we have a long history of partnering early with managers who have then become market leaders.

Our rigorous investment process is supported by innovative AI-driven analysis which enables us to make accurate, high conviction investment decisions. Furthermore, having integrated ESG into our investment process since 2010, we are able to enhance risk-adjusted returns and drive positive change.

Our experience

Since the 1990s, we have completed over 450 high conviction investments across primaries, secondaries and directs.

Throughout our history, we have been tailoring investment solutions and offering specialty funds to address investor needs. Our long term client partnerships are built on transparency, commitment and collaboration.

We have delivered to our investors robust returns across multiple cycles, supported by limited use of leverage, an active liquidation approach and firm-wide macro expertise.

200+

Institutional investors globally

50+

Private Equity Team Members

5

Locations in Europe, North America and Asia

10.8bn

Invested

30

Years of evolution

 

Directs
  • Global mid-market exposure.
  • Exciting, hard-to-access companies.
  • Swift capital deployment.
  • Cost efficient and aligned with investors.

 

Secondaries
  • Hand-picked, concentrated portfolios of high growth companies.
  • Substantial value creation potential in each transaction.
  • GP-led and LP stake acquisitions.
  • Direct investment mindset.

 

Emerging Managers
  • Access to leading specialists.
  • Performance of a direct fund, driven by triple alpha (small cap, specialist, selection).
  • Total expense ratio of a direct fund.
  • Downside protection via diversification and selection.

 

Climate Impact
  • Companies providing solutions to the climate challenge.
  • Uncompromised private equity performance.
  • Quantified impact.
  • 12 years of impact investing experience.

Porfolio Investments

HealthTech BioActives

Sector: Industrials

Description: APIs, flavorings and sweeteners

Country:

Date: Feb 2020

Investment themes: Healthcare reengineered Personal wellbeing

Aquam Water Services / Orbis

Sector: Business Services

Description: Water standpipe rental services

Country:

Date: Jun 2020

Investment themes: Resource efficiency

Infobip

Sector: TMT

Description: Communication platform as a service

Country:

Date: Aug 2020

Investment themes: Security & safety Resource efficiency

Avania

Sector: Healthcare

Description: Medical devices CRO

Country:

Date:Aug 2020

Investment themes: Healthcare reengineered Resource efficiency

Evaluate

Sector: Healthcare

Description: Commercial intelligence for pharma

Country:

Date: Sep 2020

Investment themes: Healthcare reengineered Resource efficiency

Cedes

Sector: Industrials

Description: Optical sensors for elevators and escalators

Country:

Date: Nov 2020

Investment themes: Sustainable cities Security & safety Resource efficiency

Wytech

Sector: Healthtech

Description: Specialty components for medical devices

Country:

Date: Nov 2020

Investment themes: Healthcare reengineered Personal wellbeing

Form + GoSportCheck

Sector: TMT

Description: Mobile task management platform

Country:

Date: Dec 2020

Investment themes: Resource efficiency

Excel Scientific

Sector: Healthcare

Description: Medical sealing films

Country:

Date: Dec 2020

Investment themes: Healthcare reengineered

Greenpeak -Academia Analytics

Sector: Healthcare

Description: Specialist laboratories

Country:

Date: Dec 2020

Investment themes: Healthcare reengineered

Greenpeak – Buy and build platform

Sector: Business Services / Energy

Description: (1) TIC (2) Building tech (3) IT services

Country:

Date: Q2 – Q3 2021

Investment themes: Services efficiency Sustainable cities Future of work