16 Facts About Advent International


Advent International is a global private equity firm focused on buyouts of companies in Western and Central Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia.

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Since its inception in 1984, Advent International has invested $56 billion in private equity capital and, through its buyout programs, has completed more than 375 transactions in 42 countries.

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Advent International operates from 14 offices in 11 countries, with affiliates in additional countries, and employs over 240 investment professionals.

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In 1985, Advent International raised its first fund – a $14 million corporate venture capital program for Nabisco.

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Advent International continued its expansion in the 1990s, opening offices in Frankfurt and Milan and merging with UK-based Trinity Capital Partners.

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In 1994, Advent International completed fundraising for the first of its flagship series of funds, Advent International Global Private Equity II, with $415 million.

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In 1996, Advent International expanded into Latin America raising a dedicated Advent International Latin American Private Equity Fund and opening offices in Buenos Aires, Mexico City, and Sao Paulo.

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Advent International crossed the billion dollar mark in 1997, with the raising of the $1.

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In March 2016, Advent International raised its eighth global private equity fund with $13 billion of investor commitments.

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In 2004 Advent International-owned fund Viva Ventures bought the Bulgarian state-owned telecoms monopoly Bulgarian Telecommunications Company .

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Advent International bought a majority ownership of Bradco Supply, a leading distributor of building products in 2008.

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In 2007 its Asia affiliate Seavi Advent International led the restructuring of Yangzijiang Shipbuilding, one of China's largest privately owned shipbuilders, and successfully listed the company on the Singapore Exchange; making it one of the largest IPOs by a foreign company in Singapore.

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In March 2009 Advent International announced the acquisition of a controlling interest in Fifth Third Processing Solutions, the payment processing business of Fifth Third Bank in a $2.

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Advent International has no equity investment stakes in the takeover according to published sources.

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Advent International acquired a significant minority ownership of Noosa Yoghurt, a Bellevue-based company, for an undisclosed amount.

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In October 2018 Advent International acquired the pharmaceutical company Zentiva, previously owned by Sanofi.

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