A HISTORY OF LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIPS
Advent International is one of the largest and longest serving independent private equity partnerships. Since our founding in 1984, we have invested $56 billion in over 380 private equity investments across 42 countries. While every company is different, our hands-on approach to helping these businesses flourish has remained a constant.
Ours is a long-term business built on trust, and we take great care to protect and enhance the open, honest and inclusive culture that will always define Advent International.
Assets under management
Invested in 380+ businesses
CREATE LONG-TERM VALUE
Across our portfolio companies and the communities in which we operate
UPHOLD THE HIGHEST ETHICAL STANDARDS
Strive for honesty and fairness in everything we do
REACH FIRM DECISIONS
Based on analytical study, open debate and consensus conclusions
SUPPORT MANAGEMENT TEAMS
With the resources necessary to maximize each company’s potential
SEEK BALANCE IN LIFE
Through commitments to family, community service and outside interests
Great businesses are built on the back of many great ideas. That is why we’ve built Advent on solid cultural foundations that encourage open conversations between people at all levels of the firm irrespective of title or background. This respect for others’ viewpoint ensures that differences of opinion are respected and ultimately help drive better collective decisions. Ours has never been a firm of star names or big egos, we recognize that the best partnerships with management are built on trust and mutual respect.
INVESTING IN OUR FUTURE
When you first walk through the doors at Advent, you’re walking into a connected global partnership with a unique collegiate culture based on collaboration, humility and intellectual honesty.
Our firm-wide associate program fosters collaboration and development across our 14 offices and five sectors. Throughout the two-to-three year program, participants will receive continuous training and mentorship by senior team members as they gain exposure to all aspects of the investment process and our portfolio companies.
As a global firm, participants will also have the opportunity to interact with our people and portfolio companies around the world – whether through discussing the diligence of a cross-border deal or attending global associate training and networking events.
Advent is a community built on, and constantly rejuvenated by, diverse people who are ready to challenge our way of doing things. We pride ourselves on the respect we have for each other’s differences and the countless ways in which our firm and our people contribute to the communities in which we operate.
The associate program is an essential part of continuously nurturing this culture and building our most important assets – our people.
“Whether it is in sourcing, live deal work, or portfolio work, Advent professionals push themselves to think outside the box about how to solve problems. Whether it be partnering with founder-owned businesses to drive growth, piloting on initiatives to promote diversity at the firm, or working with local community organizations in need, Advent empowers its employees to leave a positive impact. Advent fosters an environment of ongoing learning and mentorship, which has been very helpful in my professional development.”