Who is Advent International?

Founded in 1984, Advent International is one of the largest and most experienced global private equity firms, employing a long-established strategy of operationally intensive, sector-focused investing.

What does Advent International ("Advent") do?

With offices in four continents and a global team of around 200 investment professionals, Advent focuses on buyouts and growth equity investments in its five core sectors. The firm invests in companies valued up to $3 billion primarily located in Europe or North America.

Advent partners with management teams to build long-term value in companies by accelerating revenue and earnings growth through business improvement, including acquisitions, efficiency enhancement and top-line acceleration. It will reposition the company, expanding into new markets and products.

"We seek to invest in well-positioned companies and partner with management teams to create value through sustained revenue and earnings growth" - Advent International

Some companies Advent has invested in

  • Worldpay
  • DFS
  • Lululemon
  • Hermes

Why do we back Advent?

"In addition to the solid performance that Advent continues to deliver, we particularly like its operational and sub-sector focus, coupled with the use of an Operating Partner network" – Mark Nicolson, Head of Primaries, abrdn



Core sectors

Business and financial services



Retail, consumer and leisure

Technology, media and telecommunications

Target company size

$200 million to $3 billion

Investment strategy