Our story

We believe in challenging the common assumptions of private equity investing. By applying intellectual rigor and high standards of responsibility we strive to improve our societies, serve our clients, support our business partners and change the lives of every person we touch.

The way we challenge the status quo is by focusing on those opportunities that require looking beyond the industry consensus, by digging deeper and by actively sharing actionable insights with our institutional clients.

Together with our institutional clients we target private equity opportunities globally. With them we invest across the full company life cycle through primary and secondary fund investments and direct co-investments. Experience leads us to believe that, with like-minded investors, many things are possible.

All of this requires local investment and client service teams. Adveq has offices in Zurich, Frankfurt, London, Jersey, New York, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

We believe that the qualities outlined below make us stand out in the industry and have been a key contributor to Adveq's success since 1997.

Founded: In Zurich in 1997
Offering: Private equity and investments through mandates and investment programs
Clients: International financial institutions such as pension funds, insurance companies, family offices and asset managers located in Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region
Team: Approximately 100 professionals
Offices: Zurich, Frankfurt, London, Jersey, New York, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong
Assets under management: Over USD 6.5 billion as of November 30, 2016 (all commitments)
Standards: FINMA, SEC, SFC, AMAC, ISAE 3402 Type 2, GIPS, ILPA, UNPRI, IFRS, US GAAP
Specialized provider of private equity investments

Adveq was founded in 1997 and is a leading asset manager investing globally in private equity. Pension funds, insurance companies, family offices and other financial institutions located in Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region entrust us with their funds because of our solution-focused approach to private equity.

Access to the whole company lifecycle through primaries, secondaries and co-investments

We believe in generating skill-based performance for investors by focusing on specialized strategies and segments within private equity, such as small and mid-sized buyouts, early stage venture capital, growth capital and turnarounds. We access these strategies and segments through primaries, secondaries and co-investments.

Focus on fundamental and responsible value creation through strong industry network

We draw on strong relationships with fund managers who demonstrate deep regional and sector expertise. Our common focus is fundamental value creation where skilled capital is in demand. It is this network that enables us to secure and execute secondaries and co-investment deals along our specialized approach. As one of the first private equity asset managers to sign the UNPRI, Adveq is a leading advocate for environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles and integrates these principles in its global investment activities.

Institutional platform

Adveq’s investment solutions are based on an institutional-strength operating platform. Group companies are regulated by the relevant supervisory bodies, such as FINMA, the SEC, the SFC and AMAC. Adveq’s core investment processes are ISAE 3402 Type 2 audited. The firm does provide Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) compliant reporting and is a supporter of investor rights through the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA).

Our values
Clients, team, passion and responsibility. Find out what this means to us.
Investment philosophy
Creating value through active ownership is at the core of how we approach private equity.
Our people
As diverse as we are: drive, curiosity and leadership brings us together. Find out more.

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