Building Best-In-Class Leadership

Our success stems from our diverse pool of talent programs – we continuously attract and retain top performers into Advent International and our portfolio companies through first-class recruiting, training, performance and mentorship programs. We strive to hire the best and brightest out of industry, undergraduate universities and business schools into programs that promote accelerated learning with the ultimate goal of developing high potential individuals at the C- suite and senior levels of Advent. We have pioneered several initiatives that provide junior talent opportunities to develop and progress their careers in an inclusive and diverse environment, both with Advent and in our portfolio companies.

Developing Talent

We believe that the best way to meet the needs of our future business is to invest in our people today

Since 2003, we have created a bespoke range of development programs that equip our employees with the skills and experience to become the leaders of tomorrow. Ongoing regional training works alongside our robust global training program to create interchangeable investment teams with the same fundamental approach to transaction and portfolio company work. Our regional and global mentorship programs provide support throughout an employee’s career and strengthens our success.

Development Programs

Advent accelerates career progression through its robust and integrated development programs

Diagram displaying the Advent private equity progression strategy

Advent Family of Programs in Action

Promoting A Diverse And Inclusive Culture

Advent is an active participant and supporter of organizations that promote the development of women and underrepresented groups

Advent’s guiding principle is to provide equality of opportunity across our firm and our portfolio companies. We are actively engaged in several initiatives to support our female employees through recruiting, mentorship and professional development.

We seek out opportunities to engage and educate the local communities about Advent and the private equity industry.

Latin America Women’s Inclusion Network

Women Industry Leaders, Speaker Series

External industry leaders and experts are invited to speak to Advent employees and guests about topics impacting women in the financial sector. These events inform our female employees on a range of subjects and enable them to make connections across the region.

“We host multiple events throughout the year where diverse industry leaders are invited to share their experiences. On these sessions we touch on different subjects, ranging from the leader area of expertise to diversity related issues. The stories we hear in these events are not only very inspiring, but also a great way to foster discussion on important issues around DEI on our team.”

Camila Lopes
Associate, São Paulo

Women’s Mentoring Program

In addition to their internal mentor, female investment professionals are matched with an external woman mentor to guide them in their career development.

Women In Private Equity Events

Women enrolled in local universities are invited to hear private equity investment professionals speak about what private equity is, why diversity is important and how Advent International is committed to the development of women in their careers.

Diversity, EQUITY & Inclusion Committee

Our Latin America Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee coordinates our education and outreach initiatives, helping undergraduates and young people starting their careers to better understand our business and private equity more generally.

The committee organizes annual networking events at each of our offices where young women come to socialize, meet Advent team members and learn more about our industry. Separately, a member of our investment team teaches a course to train young students for success in a career in private equity.

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