Will Schmidt


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Special Partner
Advent International Corporation, Boston
Joined Advent in 1988


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Will Schmidt has 26 years of private equity and venture capital experience. He joined Advent International’s Boston office in 1988, moving two years later to the London office. For many years he was a lead European member of the TMT team. For the past several years, he concentrated on management roles, including sitting on several investment committees, in Limited Partner Services, activities in business development, and as a member of Advent’s Global Executive Committee. In June 2013, he returned to the U.S.

Prior to Advent, Will spent six years with Bain & Co. in the firm’s Boston, Munich and London offices. Before that, he worked in Europe in short-term positions for Rhone-Poulenc, Cellier and the Bayerische Vereinsbank.


Will has a BA in economics from Williams College and an MBA, with distinction, from Harvard Business School.


Will Schmidt

Investments participated in

Will has led or co-led Advent's investments in seven companies and has also sponsored eight other investments in the telecoms and technology sector.



Italtel Holdings S.p.A; EUnet International Ltd; Inforay Inc; PixTech Inc; Kalsep Ltd; SoftCore BV; Logal Educational Software Ltd.