Advent is a global private equity firm that targets investments in North America, Western Europe, and developing countries. Advent's emerging market efforts are concentrated in Central Europe and Latin America. Advent looks for transactions valued up to $2 billion and can commit up to $500 million of equity capital. Industry sectors of interest include business & financial services, retail & consumer, technology, media, & telecoms, healthcare & life sciences, and industrial. In addition to its buyout activities, Advent also invests in life science, healthcare, and technology ventures. Advent was formed in 1984 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.
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In the last 3 years, Advent International has acquired 16 companies. It has also invested in 5 others.
Advent International’s most common sectors for investment are financial services (12%) and business services (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (55%) and secondary buyout (16%). In total, Advent International has invested in 22 US states and 33 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2014 when it acquired Nets Denmark AS for $3.1B.
In the last 3 years, Advent International has exited 19 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (39%). Advent International’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold Party City for $2.7B.
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