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Private Equity

Private equity investors for nearly five decades

Cambridge Associates was one of the earliest firms in the industry to allocate client capital to private equity and venture capital managers

Why Cambridge Associates?

Deep expertise in a complex investment area

Private equity has come a long way since the early days of leveraged buyouts. Today, the private equity universe spans numerous strategies with varying levels of risk and highly dispersed returns across a vast and ever-evolving universe of opportunities.

The complexity and scope of this opportunity set—and the importance of finding and investing with the limited universe of managers who can deliver outperformance—requires extensive resources and specialized expertise.

That’s why our senior private investments team, with an average of nearly 20 years of industry experience, is located around the globe to help us find and access the funds that we believe can drive portfolio outperformance.

  • $270 billion Capital committed to private equity by CA clients since 1980
  • 2,000+ Private equity managers tracked in our database

Our Approach

Extensive coverage matters in private equity

In an ever-evolving evolving market, building a successful private equity portfolio requires expertise, rigor, and networks.

Finding the next generation of top performers

Having deep networks and connections helps in understanding who has the best potential of being the next top-quartile performers. Our robust knowledge of the marketplace provides us with a natural pipeline of new manager ideas as individuals spin out of their prior firms to set up their own firms.

Our exhaustive coverage also ensures there is no shortage of managers in which to invest. While our investors are typically picking a select number of private equity investments for each client’s unique portfolio each vintage year,  our dedicated team sources and diligences dozens of funds annually, providing our investors with flexibility in the face of access constraints.

Private Equity Leadership

What sets us apart?

Dan leads our European, Middle East, and African Private Equity and Venture Capital teams from our London location.

Dan Aylott, Head of European Private Investments

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    What sets our private equity team apart?


    We’ve worked hard to build the scale and knowledge it takes to maintain decades-strong relationships, while uncovering the next generation of outperformers.

How can we help build the right portfolio for you?