We invest across the life cycle of private equity strategies from venture capital to buyout and special situations. Through decades of stewardship in the private equity market, we have built longstanding relationships with many of today’s highest-quality managers. Our diversified primary investment strategy aims to provide compelling risk-adjusted returns with an emphasis on small and mid-market funds.
What we do
As an experienced investor in private equity funds, we have cultivated strong and successful investment partnerships with many of today’s blue-chip managers. As a result, we can strive to provide access to top-tier fund investment opportunities through our local teams in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific – leveraging LGT Capital Partners’ global private markets platform.
Our approach – why partner with us
Our track record of performing across all stages of the private equity market is built on our core strengths, including:
- Experienced and stable team – We have a diverse, seasoned and stable team that has the experience to identify well-performing private equity managers and investment themes across market cycles.
- Differentiated investment strategy – We focus on building portfolios through established managers, complemented with high-potential emerging managers. As an established global investor with expertise in identifying and partnering with some of the most promising emerging private equity firms, we benefit from privileged access to restricted managers.
- Thoughtful portfolio construction – With our principal investor mindset, we have a long-term horizon and a prudent approach to risk. We believe in the value of diversification across managers, strategies and vintage years within our portfolios, and we leverage our dedicated risk management team to perform in-depth operational due diligence reviews on the managers that we partner with.
Team – experienced specialists from around the globe
Our primary fund investment team is led by more than 20 senior investment specialists with an average of 14 years of industry experience and an average tenure of 10 years at LGT Capital Partners. With more than 20 different nationalities represented, our Primaries team can leverage its global and diverse perspective in its decision-making process.
Unique culture of collaboration
"When I joined LGT Capital Partners in 2012, it was because of the great team and the diverse nature of the role. Most of the colleagues that I worked with back then are still with the firm and have helped me grow into the professional I am today. And the culture of collaboration at LGT Capital Partners is unique within our industry. My days are more varied than I would have imagined – alongside traditional fund investments, I have the chance to help build out our impact investing capabilities and to work on continuously improving our systems and data."
Long-term partner to best-in-class managers
"Our approach in our primaries business is aligned with the long-term thinking of our shareholder. We are committed to being a long-term partner to best-in-class managers, helping them to navigate any environment rather than trying to time market cycles. In Asia, despite a shorter market tenure, we have already backed and re-upped a number of managers across more than five fund cycles. This gives us unique insights into the manager’s development and track record over time, and it allows us to build strong relationships of trust with investment professionals at different levels."
Shared vision and approach
"In a continuously evolving private equity environment, the firm has stayed true to its core tenet of being a partner of choice for high-quality sponsors globally. It is refreshing to work in an environment where colleagues have a shared vision and approach."