Private equity

Our private equity team was established in 2000 to invest in private equity primary funds, direct co-investments and secondary transactions, and now oversees a multi-billion-pound global portfolio.

We seek to provide investors with exposure to a diversified portfolio of attractive private equity investments, with an emphasis on leading buyout, growth equity and venture capital managers in Europe and Asia.

We offer exposure to this asset class through a series of fund-of-funds, co-investment funds, and segregated separate accounts. Our fund-of-funds vehicles frequently have exposure to more than 100 underlying private companies, which have the potential to offer investors premium returns through high growth and attention to operational improvement.

The team specialises in investing at scale in these funds, which are frequently oversubscribed and difficult to access. We have an emphasis on strong economic alignment and governance, leading to a bias for funds with outsized GP commitments, high ESG credentials and robust operational systems and processes. The team also seeks LP advisory committee seats on a majority of its investments. 

We have market-leading systems, processes and software tools for underwriting, administrating and managing global private equity portfolios. We seek to optimise returns through sophisticated portfolio modelling and forecasting, and active portfolio management.

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