Private Equity

Private Equity

We are an experienced private equity investor with capabilities spanning investment types, strategies and sponsor relationships.


GCM Grosvenor has been investing in private equity since 1999. We are a leader in global middle market buyout investing and in sourcing and investing with small, emerging, and diverse managers. Our team of dedicated private equity investment professionals maintain a large number of manager relationships and have made private equity investments in leveraged buyout, growth and venture capital, distressed debt, and mezzanine debt strategies. This broad information and relationship advantage enhances our sourcing and market intelligence, provides valuable and differentiated co-investment deal flow, and provides us with unique information and access to secondary opportunities. 


first year of private equity investing


billion assets under management


billion AUM in custom portfolios


private equity investments


manager relationships



~$22.5 bn


year of first investment

Fund Investments - Firm


~$2.2 bn


year of first investment

Secondary Transactions - Firm


~$6.5 bn


year of first investment

Co-Investments - Firm

Middle Market Leveraged buyout Focus

A leading middle market buyout (“MMBO”) investor, having relationships with premier MMBO managers across the globe

Global Team and Investment Presence

Deal sourcing advantage from investment offices across U.S., Europe and Asia

Specialty Investment Capabilities

Significant investment experience with small and emerging managers, diverse managers and regionally targeted programs

Experience Across Investment Types and Strategies

Offer a broad range of tailored solutions including primaries, secondaries, co-investments and direct investments

We serve as a catalyst for growth and opportunity for small, emerging, and diverse managers

For the past 30 years we have developed specific expertise in funding and supporting these managers as part of our broad investment activity across alternative investments. We have an experienced team, a wide network of contacts, and broad proprietary sourcing capabilities, all of which support our platform.

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AUM data as of June 30, 2021; invested/committed and manager relationship data as of March 31, 2021.

No assurance can be given that any investment will achieve its objectives or avoid losses. Unless apparent from context, all statements herein represent GCM Grosvenor’s opinion.