Private Equity

We take advantage of the latent value in the private companies soon to drive the global economy. Partnering with our manager network and through our direct offering, we prefer companies with enduring fundamentals, having proprietary, defensible assets and exhibiting singular qualities.


Why Pictet

Pictet offers its clients attractive opportunities to invest in private companies – directly and through a long-standing manager network.

We cover all stages of the corporate cycle – venture capital, growth, buyout, turnaround. We look to realise maximum value through a patient, long term approach that allows time and space for innovation to take hold. We complement this where appropriate through our specialists' intervention, initiating and accelerating company transformation. Our long-term vision is consistent with our pursuit of value and with our commitment to sustainability and responsible investing. We evaluate opportunities with a cold, analytical eye – it is this objectivity that gives us confidence in our high level of conviction.

Private Equity at Pictet

  • Multi Manager

    Our record is based on a disciplined and systematic approach to manager selection, always seeking to improve our high-quality investment universe. We ensure active representation through our seats across many advisory boards.

    Our clients enjoy the benefits of relationships that go back three decades, yet we constantly build on our manager intelligence database and seek new investment frontiers. Our due diligence process is exacting: we deconstruct headline performance for maximum transparency, isolating true value creation that is derived from revenue growth, operational improvements, and profitability.

  • Thematic

    The Pictet name is synonymous with a pioneering approach to thematic investing. We understand that private companies are the engines of innovation across critical verticals such as technology, healthcare and the environment. Our industry specialists have deep sectoral expertise, bringing their extensive networks and local knowledge to bear on their mission: to identify, resource and direct the private companies destined to drive the global economy.

  • Co-investments

    Partnering with established general partners on select deals offers the ability to deploy capital at a faster rate while also providing risk mitigation and portfolio diversification.
    Since 1989 our investment specialists have cultivated valuable relationships with the world’s leading private equity firms. This dialogue with our extensive network of GPs gives Pictet clients preferential access to consistent deal flow of the widest scope and the highest quality.

  • Direct

    Direct investment brings longer-term exposure to quality private businesses in attractive markets with secular growth trends – and yet offering significant transformation potential.

    Pictet’s history, culture and extensive network make us a natural partner for entrepreneurs, family-owned businesses and management teams that share our values of long-term responsible partnership. Our focused investment approach targets European middle-market businesses in three defined verticals: business services, education and industrials. We have a long-term mindset, working alongside management in order to take quality businesses to the next level.

About alternative investments at Pictet

We are one of Europe’s leading specialists and have been investing in, managing and advising on alternative investment portfolios since 1989.

  • 200+
  • 45+
    BN USD
    In assets under management
  • 12
    Investment offices
  • 30+
    Years’ experience


We recognised early on that responsibly implemented private assets and hedge fund solutions would offer clients a long-term advantage. We launched our first private equity investment in 1989 and have since added private real estate, private debt and hedge funds.

Why Pictet?

As a private company, we understand private markets and believe in their potential to generate returns and support innovative businesses shaping the future. Our attention to detail, our independence and our long-term approach have brought Pictet’s distinctive hallmark of stability to these areas of investing. 

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