Advent International employs a long-established strategy of operationally intensive, sector-focused investing across North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. We seek to invest in well-positioned companies with operational and strategic improvement potential and partner with management teams to create sustainable value through revenue and earnings growth. We are committed to a responsible investment approach as it allows us to align the interests of all our stakeholders.
We do not designate a fixed percentage of capital to any particular geography or sector. We can respond to changing market conditions and dynamically allocate capital and resources to the most attractive private equity investment opportunities across our target markets.
We focus on five core industry sectors where we have substantial experience and deep local and international knowledge:
We have been investing in each of these sectors an average of 30 years and have made at least 50 and in most cases over 80 investments worldwide in each sector. This specialization enables us to develop useful insights into industry trends and create effective strategies to better support our portfolio companies in achieving their growth objectives.
We manage three private equity investment programs focused on established and developing markets around the world: Global Private Equity (GPE), investing in North America, Europe and selected markets globally including Asia, Advent Global Technology (Advent Tech), a technology-focused companion fund to the GPE program, and Latin American Private Equity Fund (LAPEF), investing across Latin America. The table at the bottom of this page provides a snapshot of each program.
deal types and sizes
The breadth and depth of our capabilities gives us flexibility to invest in transactions of various types and sizes. Our track record of over 380 private equity investments includes deals ranging from all-equity and leveraged buyouts to growth equity investments, public-to-private transactions and recapitalizations. Depending on the fund we’re deploying, we can invest anywhere from $50 million to $2 billion of equity in companies with enterprise values of $50 million to $5 billion and above (see table below).
We typically take a majority shareholding in a company, as our experience shows that we can support the implementation of the value creation plan more effectively if we have control and are an active owner. However, we will also consider minority ownership where we are working with like-minded shareholders.
We partner with high-quality management teams to build sustainable value in companies by driving growth through operational improvements, strategic repositioning and market expansion, both domestically and internationally. Sustainable value is created mainly through operational expertise rather than financial engineering.
|Region(s)||North America / Europe / Global||North America / Europe / Global||Latin America|
|Current fund||Global Private Equity IX (GPE IX)||Advent Tech||Latin American Private Equity Fund VII (LAPEF VII)|
|Size||$17.5 billion/€15.6 billion||$2.0 billion||$2.0 billion|
|Geographic focus||North America, Europe and other selected markets globally||North America, Europe and other selected markets globally||Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and other selected Latin American markets|
|Sector focus||Business & financial services
Retail, consumer & leisure
Tech & communications services
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|Business & financial services
Industrial & infrastructure
Retail, consumer & leisure
|Deal types||Buyouts, growth equity investments, public-to-private transactions, recapitalizations||Control buyouts/corporate carve-outs, minority growth investments, public-to-private transactions||Buyouts, growth equity investments, public-to-private transactions, recapitalizations|
|Advent equity investment||$/€100 million–$/€2 billion||$50 million–$2 billion (incl. co-investment with Advent’s GPE IX fund)||$50 million–$300 million|
|Company enterprise value||Up to $/€5 billion and selected larger transactions||$200 million–$5 billion and selected larger transactions (incl. co-investment with Advent’s GPE IX fund)||$50 million–$1 billion and selected larger transactions|