Being integrated and global is key
Partners Group's integrated management approach to private markets investing includes a combination of direct, secondary and primary investments in private equity. Investing in this manner allows the firm to take maximum advantage of market opportunities for the benefit of its clients. Specifically, the firm is able to leverage its large global network to source, analyze and execute a broad array of attractive investments in each asset class and across the globe. As a result, Partners Group has the tools required to construct portfolios that can more effectively mitigate J-curves, provide earlier distributions and enhanced liquidity and reduce underlying fees.
Directs. Direct private equity investments are private investments directly into the equity of selected operating companies, typically together with the management of the company. Partners Group takes an active role in managing its portfolio companies and typically holds board positions.
Secondaries. Secondary investments at Partners Group involve acquiring single or portfolios of assets on the secondary market. Partners Group offers other market participants an exit possibility in a market which is highly liquidity-constrained.
Primaries. Primary investments are investments in newly established private equity partnerships where underlying portfolio companies are not known as of the time of investment.