Adams Street (Europe) GmbH
US-80539 Chicago, IL 60606
Adams Street Partners (Adams Street) was founded in 1972 as the growth equity investment team of the First National Bank of Chicago. After several corporate events we operated for many years as a part of UBS Global Asset Management. In 2001 Adams Street Partners, LLC was established as an independent entity, and in 2008 we became a 100% employee-owned firm.
We are dedicated exclusively to private markets investment management. The initial focus of the firm was direct venture and growth equity investing. Our primary fund investment activity began in 1979 when we first made commitments to primary partnerships on behalf of our clients, thereby creating the first private equity Fund of Funds (FoF). Today we also offer secondary (first established in 1986), co-investment (1989), and private credit (2016) strategies to our global client base through both multi-strategy and single strategy vehicles. Adams Street was one of the first private markets firms to create a multi-strategy FoF, an annual offering which is now in its 26th vintage. We currently manage $50 billion.