At the core of ACE’s investment approach is creating lasting value for our investors and the companies we invest in. Strategically positioned between private equity and venture capital funds, independent investors and investment advisors, we are able to understand investors’ needs and provide relevant products and services in response.
“ACE’s model is a new proposition for the market. I don’t see others offering co-investment alongside big PE funds and top managers like Carlyle, BC Partners, Riverstone, and Y Combinator. They have access to amazing opportunities which I haven’t seen before in this market.”
– Institutional Investor —
ACE’s Venture strategy targets world class founders, scaling category leaders across major software verticals, with the greatest potential to generate billion-dollar outcomes. By leveraging ACE’s international network of sourcing partners, entrepreneurs and advisors, investors gain privileged access to the fastest growing opportunities globally.
The strategy focuses primarily on scalable, technologically differentiated, and execution-driven companies, targeting both the early and growth stages of their lifecycle through dedicated funds for each investment stage.
Average Holding Period: 4-10 years
Portfolio Holdings: 91 companies
Total Assets: $255mm
“They are very clever foxes who constantly scout around the world finding niche deals. They know how to source. They use their very established and wide network and have the structures and processes for systematically sourcing and executing on deals that are not only timely but are in good geographies, good sectors, with good teams and at the appropriate stage of growth”
– Institutional Investor —
ACE’s Buyout strategy invests alongside top-performing private equity GPs in select opportunities in their core areas of expertise.
We seek market leading companies with sustainable competitive advantages, durable growth drivers, and highly achievable forecasts at discounts to fair value. Leveraging long-standing relationships with all the private equity ecosystem participants, we source hundreds of high-quality opportunities annually, while selecting only a limited number.The resulting portfolio seeks to deliver higher returns with lower risk vs. traditional private equity funds.
Average Holding Period: 3-5 years
Portfolio Holdings: 61 companies
Total Assets: $821mm
“They have a good reputation and a good strategy and they are able to attract bigger deals. It’s a matter of trust. They invest their own money, which is different to a broker.”
– Private Investor –
ACE’s Secondary strategy offers an attractive risk-reward profile versus primary private equity investing due to blind pool risk mitigation and accelerated cash flows. In addition to acquiring the funds at more attractive prices through ACE’s strong relationships with global GP’s and secondary institutions, ACE follows a methodical approach to investment analysis. Combining relationships, robust due diligence, speed, and operating in a niche area, ACE’s secondary investments program has delivered outsized returns to investors versus its peers and global benchmarks.
Average Holding Period: 5 years
Number of Funds: 303 portfolios
Total Assets: $146mm