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


manger relationships



$20+ bn




year of first investment

Fund Investments - Firm


$3+ bn
committed1, 2


secondary fund interests acquired


year of first investment

Secondary Transactions - Firm


$4+ 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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Many investors want to incorporate investments with diverse managers into their portfolios — but the implementation can present a variety of challenges. Our private equity diverse manager investment team outlines what it takes.

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the global economy, many General Partners are approaching their Limited Partners with proposed amendments designed to provide funds with added flexibility to deploy capital. Here, we discuss these amendments and how best to evaluate them.

1  Fund Investments data as of December 31, 2019. Co-Investments and Direct Investments data as of December 31, 2019.

2  Includes aged primaries. Data as of December 31, 2019.

3  Includes special situations, venture capital, and growth equity investments in companies. Data as of March 31, 2020

AUM data as of June 30, 2020, unless otherwise indicated.

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.