Advent International

800 Boylston Street,
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
United States,

Advent is a global private equity firm that targets investments in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Advent's emerging market efforts are concentrated in Central Europe and Latin America. Advent seeks transactions valued between $50 and $3.5 billion and can commit up to $1 billion of equity capital per investment. Broad areas of interest include business & financial services, retail & consumer, technology, media, & telecoms, healthcare & life sciences, and industrial. Prospective transaction types include buyouts, growth capital financings, take privates, and recapitalizations. Advent was formed in 1984 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

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In the last 3 years, Advent International has acquired 17 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

Advent International’s most common sectors for investment are financial services (12%) and retail (8%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (54%) and secondary buyout (16%). In total, Advent International has invested in 23 US states and 34 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2018 when it acquired General Electric - Distributed Power Business for $3.3B.

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 Holdco for $2.7B.

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