We take advantage of the latent value in those private companies that will soon be driving the global economy. Partnering with our manager network and through our direct offering, we favour companies with enduring fundamentals and that have proprietary and defensible assets and possess singular qualities.
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 and 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 the intervention of our specialists, initiating and accelerating company transformation. Our long-term vision is consistent with our pursuit of value and our commitment to sustainability and responsible investing.
We evaluate opportunities with an objective and analytical eye – it is this objectivity that gives us confidence in our high level of conviction. Our identification with entrepreneurial talent comes from our status as a privately owned partnership that has developed and changed to preserve its relevance over more than two centuries.
Private Equity at Pictet
Our record is based on a disciplined and systematic approach to manager selection, always seeking to improve our high-quality investment universe that is global in nature. We ensure active representation through our seats on numerous advisory boards.
Our clients enjoy the benefits of relationships that go back more than three decades. But we are constantly building on our manager intelligence database and seeking 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.
Partnering with established General Partners on select deals makes it possible 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 General Partners gives Pictet clients preferential access to a consistent deal flow of the widest scope and the highest quality.
The Pictet name is synonymous with a pioneering approach to thematic investing. We understand that private companies are the engines of innovation across critical areas such as technology, healthcare and the environment. We align our investment approach with a firm commitment to sustainable principles. Our industry specialists apply their substantial sectoral expertise to uncover attractive investment ideas. They harness their knowledge to a rigorous selection process, sourcing new opportunities and the managers who identify, resource and support the private companies destined to drive the global economy.
Direct investment brings longer-term exposure to quality private businesses in attractive markets with secular growth trends – but still offering significant transformation potential, harnessed to the power of compounding.
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. With our network comes the ability to source attractive deals – often off-market – applying a combined sectoral and geographic approach. Our focused investment targets European middle-market businesses in three defined verticals: business services, education and industrials. We have a long-term mindset, working alongside management 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.
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.
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.