Goldman Sachs is one of the world’s leading investors in alternative investments. With over 30 years of experience, we invest in the full spectrum of alternatives, including private equity, growth equity, credit, real estate, infrastructure, ESG, and absolute-return strategies. Our clients access these solutions through our direct proprietary strategies, customized strategic partnerships, and open-architecture programs.
Our alternative investment teams represent over 1,300 professionals, across 31 offices around the world. We leverage the depth and breadth of global relationships across Goldman Sachs to identify investment opportunities, drawing on our firm-wide capital market insights, industry research, and risk management platforms. We extend these capabilities to the world’s leading pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, governments, financial institutions, endowments, foundations, family offices and individuals, for which we invest or advise on over $300 billion of alternative investments.
We would be pleased to discuss your alternative investments with you. Please contact us at GS-Alternatives@gs.com
Permira is a global investment firm that finds and backs successful businesses with growth ambition. Founded in Europe in 1985, the firm has a global office footprint of 15 offices across Europe, the US and Asia, and advises buyout and growth funds with a total committed capital of approximately US$50 billion (€44 billion). The Permira funds make long-term control buyout investments and strategic minority investments in companies with the ambition of transforming their performance and driving sustainable growth. Over more than three decades, the Permira funds have made over 280 private equity investments in four key sectors: Technology, Consumer, Services and Healthcare.
Permira have been operating in Asia for more than a decade with offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai and Singapore. During that period, over US$4 billion of capital has been deployed into major investments in the region including Arysta Life Science, EF Kids & Teens, Full Truck Alliance, I-MED Radiology, Grobest, Sushiro, Tricor, Topcast Aviation.
Adams Street Partners is a global private markets investment manager with investments in more than thirty countries across five continents. Adams Street’s 75+ investment professionals focus on five strategies: primary fund partnerships, secondary transactions, co-investments, direct growth equity company investments, and private credit deals. Adams Street strives to generate actionable investment insights across market cycles by drawing on nearly 50 years of private markets experience, proprietary intelligence, and trusted relationships. The firm is 100% employee-owned and has approximately $45 billion in assets under management. Adams Street maintains a worldwide presence with offices in Beijing, Boston, Chicago, London, Menlo Park, Munich, New York, Seoul, Singapore, and Tokyo.
Advantage Partners is a leading provider of services to private equity and similar funds focused on the Japanese and Asian markets. Advantage Partners was founded in 1992 by Taisuke Sasanuma and Richard Folsom and has been providing services to funds since 1997, when the firm established the first buyout fund in Japan. Funds served by Advantage Partners have invested in more than 55 companies representing total invested capital of over JPY350 billion across a wide range of industries and sectors. Advantage Partners has offices in Tokyo and in Hong Kong.
CVC Capital Partners is one of the world’s leading private equity and investment advisory firms. Founded in 1981, CVC has completed over 300 investments in a wide range of industries and countries across the globe. Since establishment in 1999, CVC Asia has raised 5 dedicated Asia funds with total commitment of US$15 billion. As of March 2021, CVC Asia has made over 70 investments in the region.
Recent Asian investments include:
Softex: Indonesia’s #2 player in the baby & adult diapers and feminine care market
NTL: Thailand’s leading non-bank auto-loan provider
Shiseido Personal Care: Carve-out of the personal care business of Japan’s #1 beauty brand with extensive global presence
Good Choice: Korea’s #2 provider of online accommodation booking services
Founded in 2001 and joining Fiera Capital in 2018, Fiera Capital (Asia) (formerly known as Clearwater Capital Partners) provides investors with access to a full spectrum of Asia credit investment opportunities including performing high yield credit, direct lending, and special situations. Since inception, Fiera Capital (Asia) has made more than 350 Asia investments totaling over USD5.8 billion, across sectors and geographies, both onshore and offshore, and built some of the largest dedicated lending platforms in the region.
Fiera Capital (Asia) has built an on-the-ground presence in Asia through locally staffed offices and companies in Hong Kong, Singapore, Mumbai, Seoul and Chongqing. The breadth of the targeted investment market and Fiera Capital (Asia)'s established and experienced presence make it possible for it to source, develop and capture value in diverse opportunities, particularly targeting to the senior part of the capital structure.
The Fiera Capital (Asia) team, including our direct lending platforms, consists of over 100 individuals who are passionate about credit investing and have a complementary set of diverse backgrounds and skill-sets.
Fiera Capital is a global independent asset management firm with a multi-boutique approach. As one of Canada's leading investment managers with more than CAD180 billion AUM as at 31 December 2020, the firm offers to institutional, private wealth and retail markets full-service, integrated portfolio-management solutions that span a broad array of traditional and alternative asset classes.
Fiera Capital Corporation, one of North America’s leading independent asset management firms, is rapidly acquiring a global presence and reputation. With more than $158.1 billion in assets under management as at March 31, 2020, the firm offers to institutional, private wealth and retail markets full-service, integrated portfolio-management solutions that span a broad array of traditional and alternative asset classes.
HarbourVest is an independent, global private markets investment specialist with 36 years of experience and more than $64 billion in assets under management, as of June 30, 2019. The Firm’s powerful global platform offers clients investment opportunities through primary fund investments, secondary investments, and direct co-investments in commingled funds or separately managed accounts. HarbourVest has more than 500 employees, including more than 125 investment professionals across Asia, Europe, and the Americas. This global team has committed more than $37 billion to newly-formed funds, completed over $21 billion in secondary purchases, and invested over $11 billion directly in operating companies. Partnering with HarbourVest, clients have access to customized solutions, longstanding relationships, actionable insights, and proven results.
Lexington Partners is one of the world’s largest and most successful independent managers of secondary private equity and co-investment funds. Since 1990, Lexington Partners has organized 20 secondary funds and 9 co-investment pools with total commitments of $52 billion. Our investors include more than 1,000 leading public and corporate pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, financial institutions, endowments, foundations, and family offices from more than 40 countries. Lexington has acquired over 3,300 secondary and co-investment interests through more than 850 transactions with a total value in excess of $56 billion, including $15 billion of syndications. Lexington also invests in private investment funds during their initial formation and has committed to more than 450 primary funds. Lexington Partners is a global firm with offices located in major centers for private equity and alternative investing – New York, Boston, Menlo Park, London, Hong Kong, Santiago and Luxembourg. In addition, Lexington has senior advisors located in Asia, Australia, and the United States.
The Longreach Group is an established independent private equity firm with offices in Hong Kong and Tokyo. The firm focuses on Japan and related Greater China control buyouts in the mature industrial and technology, consumer, business services and financial services sectors. The firm manages three Funds which have accumulated approximately US$2.1 billion of committed limited partner and co-investment capital and has a strong track record of portfolio company value creation and realizations.
Longreach currently has 14 investment professionals located in Tokyo and Hong Kong. The firm also enjoys the support of prominent and highly committed Advisors located in Tokyo, Taipei, Shanghai, New York, London and San Francisco.