Investing in partnerships, people & growth
We invest in profitable partnerships, mid-market growth businesses with the goal to become market leaders while delivering strong returns for their investors, founders and management teams.
Investing in partnerships, we are one of Australia’s most experienced investment managers with seven funds since 1984. We work flexibly to achieve shareholder objectives, and to align interests, particularly with founders.
We pride ourselves on efficient decision-making and deal execution. Whatever our ownership position, Advent leaves the day-to-day operations to the management teams.
A Founder’s objectives determine the structure of our investment. Investing in partnerships, we provide a partial liquidity event for Founders while still enabling them to retain material equity upside and work with us.
Sometimes Founders have other objectives, such as buying a company or raising capital to continue growing their business. We work with Founders to determine the most beneficial structure that meets all shareholder objectives.
We take a pragmatic and collaborative partnership approach to investing in partnerships. We earn the trust of founders through our strong values, honest advice, reliability, and our willingness to share resources and insights to get things done. By working together with founders, we can build successful, industry-leading, growth businesses
We invest in a diverse range of businesses across four key industries where we have deep experience and demonstrated success – healthcare, consumer markets, education & training, and proven technology. However, we are open to review opportunities in any leading, profitable, growing company with proprietary products or services.
Our actions speak louder than our words. Take a look at how we have supported and assisted our investees over the years.