Adams Street Partners LLC

Adams Street Partners LLC

Adams Street Partners LLC

Date Founded



One North Wacker Drive, Suite 2200, Chicago, IL, 60606-2823, USA

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Private Equity & Venture Capital
Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

Adams Street Partners is one of the leading independent, employee-owned firms that specializing in direct, primary & secondary investments and also considers co-investment opportunities. For direct investments, the firm focuses on technology (software, mobile, big data, financial technology, security) and healthcare sectors. They partner with exceptional teams and invest at various stages of a company’s life–cycle. They make investments in the range of $5 million to $25 million and invest more, depending on the situation. For primary fund of fund investments, the firm invests globally in private equity funds, regardless of geography, stage or subclass. They make secondary investments through dedicated stand-alone secondary funds as well as fund-of-funds. The firm also co-invests alongside other general partners in buyout and growth equity investments in small and medium sized companies.

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Executives & Employees

Executive Chairman

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Partner

Partner & Chief Operating Officer

Partner & Chief Technology Officer

Managing Partner & Head of Investments

Partner, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

General Partner

General Partner


Board of Directors

Executive Chairman at Adams Street Partners LLC

Chief Executive Officer, RS Investment Management Co. LLC at The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at CFA Institute

Fund Advisor at Nuveen Tax Exempt Unit Trust Series 626

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Recent Transactions
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Veritone, Inc. purchases Wazee Digital, Inc. from Adams Street Partners LLC, Venturehouse Group LLC, Shamrock Capital Advisors LLC, Vista Ventures, Appian Capital Management, Inc., Investcorp Technology Investment Group, Syncom Venture Partners LLC

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OvaScience, Inc. purchases Millendo Therapeutics, Inc. from Frazier Management LLC, Adams Street Partners LLC, NEA Management Co. LLC, Roche Ventures, 5AM Venture Management LLC, Ann Arbor Spark Business Accelerator, Osage Partners LLC, Altitude Funds LLC, Octalfa SAS, Renaissance Venture Capital Fund, Longwood Fund Management LLC

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Thoma Bravo LLC purchases LogRhythm, Inc. from Adams Street Partners LLC, EDB Investments Pte Ltd., next47 Services GmbH, Grotech Ventures, Access Venture Partners LLC, High Country Venture LLC, Croghan Investments LLC, PJC Capital Partners LLC, Riverwood Capital Management LP, Delta-V Capital LLC, Silver Lake Waterman Management Co., LLC, Exclusive Ventures

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onGP Investments Acquisition Corp. purchases Rimini Street, Inc. (Inactive) from Adams Street Partners LLC resulting in a new company Rimini Street, Inc.

Escrow Agent

Advised onGP Investments Acquisition Corp. purchases Rimini Street, Inc. (Inactive) from Adams Street Partners LLC resulting in a new company Rimini Street, Inc.

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Advised onAdams Street Partners LLC purchases Actelis Networks, Inc.

Advisors & Consultants

KPMG LLP engages in the provision of audit, tax and advisory services. It serves the banking and capital markets, building, construction and real estate, consumer and retail, energy, natural resources and chemicals, financial services, government and public sector, healthcare and life sciences, industrial manufacturing, insurance, media and entertainment, private equity, technology, telecommunications, and venture capital industries. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Legal Advisor

Partner at Jones Day


Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer at Newton Investment Management Ltd.

Legal Advisor

Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP


Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System's (LASERS) assets are invested in diversified stock, bond, and alternative asset portfolios. Their current allocation includes traditional and non-traditional assets. Traditional assets include: Domestic Equity, Domestic Fixed Income, International Equity, Emerging Market Equity; Emerging Market Debt, and Global Fixed Income. Non-traditional assets include: Private Equity Fund-of-Funds (domestic and international), Private Equity Direct Funds (domestic and international), Absolute Return Fund-of-Funds, Absolute Return Direct Funds, Global Asset Allocation, and Real Assets/Inflation Protection Investments. The following asset class target allocation and permissible ranges have been established: Equities 47% to 67% with a target of 57%; Fixed Income 2% to 22% with a target of 12%; Alternative Assets 14% to 34% with a target of 24%; and Global Asset Allocation 2% to 12% with a target of 7%. The investment committee is responsible for establishing the structure of the portfolio, including the funds to be allocated to active/passive portfolios and internal/external managers.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants
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