One North Wacker Drive, Suite 2700
Chicago, IL 60606-2823


Firm Size

  • Assets Under Management (AUM):$42.1 Billion
  • Employees:263
  • Firm Type:Private Equity
  • Focus Areas: Software & Technology


Adams Street Partners, LLC is a private equity firm based in Chicago, Illinois. Established in 1972, it specializes in investing in privately-held companies and managing funds of funds. The firm manages over $45 billion in assets and has offices across the globe. Adams Street Partners focuses on various sectors including venture capital, growth equity, buyouts, and special situations. The firm has a long history of successful investments in industries such as technology, healthcare, consumer products, and financial services. With a team of experienced professionals, Adams Street Partners aims to provide superior returns to its investors by seeking out promising investment opportunities and actively partnering with companies to drive growth and enhance value. The firm maintains a global network of relationships, collaborating with entrepreneurs, business leaders, and other investment professionals to identify and capitalize on market trends. In addition to its investment management activities, Adams Street Partners is committed to responsible investing and integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations into its investment decisions. The firm prioritizes diversity and inclusion both within its own organization and in the companies it partners with. Overall, Adams Street Partners is a highly regarded private equity firm operating out of Chicago, Illinois, known for its extensive experience, strong investment track record, and global presence.

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Sep 19, 2023: Cato Networks Raises $238M in Equity Investment at Over $3B Valuation
 Cato Networks, provider of  the world's leading single-vendor SASE platform , announced that it raised $238M in equity investment, bringing total funding to $773M . The largest financing round to date was led by  LightSpeed Venture Partners with the participation of Adams Street Partners , Softbank Vision Fund 2 , Sixty Degree Capital , and Singtel Innov8 . The round comes just weeks after adding Carlsberg as a major enterprise customer, Cato's recognition as a ZTE/SASE Leader by Forrester Research , and as a Challenger in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Single-vendor SASE . This up-round's valuation underscores investor confidence in Cato's massive market opportunity and its SASE platform's disruptive and transformative power.

Jun 27, 2023: The Defined Contribution Alternatives Association (DCALTA) Welcomes Drew Carrington, James Hannigan and Avi Turetsky to its Board of Directors
DCALTA , a leading non-profit association in the U.S. retirement ecosystem, is pleased to announce the appointment of Drew Carrington from Franklin Templeton , James Hannigan from Apollo , and Avi Turetsky from Ares Management to its board of directors.