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Our history

In 1984, Peter Brooke, a pioneer behind the evolution of today's private equity industry founded Advent International.

What differentiated us from the outset was that we were established with the specific brief of investing internationally. 

Reflecting our trailblazing heritage, our 29-year history is punctuated by multiple industry ‘firsts’ and accolades across all the territories in which we invest.

Today we are an international partnership focussing on mid- and upper-mid-market buyouts. We have both scale and depth accross our sector teams. Our global network and strong pioneering and partnership culture is as evident today as it was over 29 years ago.