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Adams Street Partners is one of the oldest and largest investors in the private equity investment category. Together with its predecessor organizations (First Chicago, Brinson Partners). Adams Street Partners has been managing direct investments in private equity since 1972. Adams Street Partners is recognized throughout the private equity marketplace – more... as an industry leader. This longevity and reputation provides us with access to premier partnership groups, as well as to sources of privately held information. Adams Street Partners has dedicated resources investing in: Fund of Funds Recognized as the oldest fund of funds provider in the industry (1979), we annually commit over $1 billion to general partners in venture capital, private equity, leveraged buyouts, distressed, mezzanine and special situations. We have active relationships with over 160 general partner groups and currently serve on over 80 advisory boards worldwide. Secondaries Adams Street Partners was a pioneer in the development of the private equity secondary market. We started investing in secondaries in 1986 and we raised our first dedicated secondary fund in 1988. Since 1996, our secondary investments have been incorporated into our partnership investments on an opportunistic basis. Direct Investments We have made over 185 direct investments since 1972 with experienced management teams focused on high-growth markets. Investments are made primarily in venture-backed companies in the technology, life sciences and technology-enabled services sectors. In addition, our Direct Investment Team has longstanding relationships with highly regarded general partner groups in buyout and growth equity investment sectors. – lessMore from ZoomInfo »

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