Steven Collins


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Managing Director
Advent International Corporation, Boston
Joined Advent in 1995


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Steven Collins joined Advent International in 1995 as an associate, focusing on buyout and growth equity investments. He has 17 years of private equity experience. He also served as Chief Financial Officer of Kirkland’s Inc., a former Advent portfolio company. Following business school, Steven rejoined Advent and currently focuses on investments in the retail and consumer sector.

His past experience includes positions with Merrill Lynch in mergers and acquisitions and with Coopers & Lybrand in the audit group.


He received a BA and BS in economics, with honors, from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Steven Collins

Investments participated in

Steven has co-led or participated in 17 Advent investments, including Serta Simmons, Bojangles, Five Below, Charlotte Russe, Party City, lululemon athletica, Shoes For Crews and Aspen Technology.



Bojangles, Charlotte Russe, Five Below, Kirkland's and Party City


Ciraden, lululemon athletica, Resorts Sports Network, Serta Simmons and Shoes For Crews