Private Equity Investments

Our Approach

Drawing on our deep, long-standing relationships with private equity firms worldwide, we look to bring together best-in-class primary, secondary, co-investments and niche strategies.

At Aberdeen Standard Investments we are ideally placed to leverage our large and connected private equity team, extensive networks and deep research capabilities to identify and access attractive investment opportunities for our clients.

Investing in private equity across the globe requires experience, specialist knowledge and shrewd judgement – exactly the combination we offer our clients.

Private Equity Investments: Key Benefits*

  • We have over 50 private equity professionals globally, bringing invaluable on-the-ground insight and expertise;
  • £13 billion AUM;
  • Presence in Europe, US and Asia;
  • We offer a huge range of private equity solutions for our clients, having raised over 100 vehicles, backed over 500 private equity general partners (GPs) and having made over 1,000 fund commitments;
  • We hold over 400 advisory board seats.

Industry Leading Economic Research

We are also able to leverage huge resources from across Aberdeen Standard Investments, including industry-leading economic research, a global distribution network, dedicated legal, due diligence, finance, operations and risk teams. We also have a dedicated global ESG resource. This means our clients have access to the best investment insights from across our whole business.

* Source: Aberdeen Standard Investments. All data as at 30 June 2018.

ASI Private Equity Barometer Q3 2019

What do we offer?

Primary=Investments

Primary Investments

Primary investments are those made in private equity funds during their initial capital-raising. A portfolio of primary fund investments, also known as a fund-of-funds, gives investors access to the expertise of multiple fund managers and a variety of companies through a single investment. Our long experience as a primary investor means our clients can benefit from the following:

  • A rigorous, time-tested evaluation process;
  • Access to leading managers globally, providing exceptional choice of opportunities;
  • More than 25 years of relationship building, so we fully know our general partners and can be confident in our investment decisions;
  • A process with ESG interaction at its core.

Secondary-Investments

Secondary Investments

Secondary investments involve the buying and selling of pre-existing investor commitments to private equity funds. We are well placed and active in the secondary market where our deep relationships, strong reputation and network of intermediaries give us a distinct advantage and allow us to offer our clients excellent access to this market.

Co-investments

Co-Investments

Private equity co-investments, or direct investments, are investments made alongside another GP directly into companies. There are many benefits to co-investing, including the ability to gain exposure to what we believe are attractive investment opportunities whilst avoiding a layer of fees. Again, our strong, long-standing relationships with GPs, combined with our proven experience, mean we are leading players in this segment of the market.

Bonaccord Capital

Bonaccord Capital Partners

A direct private equity investment strategy seeking to acquire minority equity interests in established alternative asset management companies. The core focus includes mid-market private equity, private credit, real estate, and real assets. The strategy aims to generate a current yield profile that does not rely on leverage.

Equity Trust

Investment Trust

The investment objective is to achieve long-term total returns through holding a diversified portfolio of private equity funds and direct investments into private companies alongside private equity managers (“co-investments”), a majority of which will have a European focus.

https://www.slpet.co.uk
  • Primary Investments

    Primary investments are those made in private equity funds during their initial capital-raising. A portfolio of primary fund investments, also known as a fund-of-funds, gives investors access to the expertise of multiple fund managers and a variety of companies through a single investment. Our long experience as a primary investor means our clients can benefit from the following:

    • A rigorous, time-tested evaluation process;
    • Access to leading managers globally, providing exceptional choice of opportunities;
    • More than 25 years of relationship building, so we fully know our general partners and can be confident in our investment decisions;
    • A process with ESG interaction at its core.

  • Secondary Investments

    Secondary investments involve the buying and selling of pre-existing investor commitments to private equity funds. We are well placed and active in the secondary market where our deep relationships, strong reputation and network of intermediaries give us a distinct advantage and allow us to offer our clients excellent access to this market.

  • Co-Investments

    Private equity co-investments, or direct investments, are investments made alongside another GP directly into companies. There are many benefits to co-investing, including the ability to gain exposure to what we believe are attractive investment opportunities whilst avoiding a layer of fees. Again, our strong, long-standing relationships with GPs, combined with our proven experience, mean we are leading players in this segment of the market.

  • Bonaccord Capital Partners

    A direct private equity investment strategy seeking to acquire minority equity interests in established alternative asset management companies. The core focus includes mid-market private equity, private credit, real estate, and real assets. The strategy aims to generate a current yield profile that does not rely on leverage.

  • Investment Trust

    The investment objective is to achieve long-term total returns through holding a diversified portfolio of private equity funds and direct investments into private companies alongside private equity managers (“co-investments”), a majority of which will have a European focus.

    https://www.slpet.co.uk

Private Equity Outlook: Key Documents

A guide to bonds

The outlook for private equity from ASI’s Research Institute.

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Warning
Risk warning - Investment involves risk. The value of investments, and the income from them, can go down as well as up and an investor may get back less than the amount invested. Past performance is not a guide to future results.