Praesidium has selected a restricted group of investment partnerships and dedicated service providers

Investment Partnerships

We believe in setting up long term partnerships with the best investment managers in the world: we aim to support these top tier managers throughout vintages, co-invest with them and bring real value add to their investment and institutional activity in the long term.

We like to select a restricted number of managers, representing the very best the world has to offer in every investment “theme” in the Private Markets space.

We view these managers as the “champions” through which Praesidium can cover the specific investment “theme” in detail.

Managers we have partnered with (by major “theme”):

US Technology Buyout

Founded in 1999, Silver Lake is a leading private equity firm focused on large-scale investing across the broader technology industry in software, hardware, content and other tech-enabled businesses. The firm has a tradition of investing in companies with industry-leading business models and attractive growth prospects. The firm has a global presence with offices in Silicon Valley, New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo.


Founded over 30 years ago, Thoma Bravo is one of the undisputed global leaders for Private Equity investments in the software industry. The firm is particularly active in application software, infrastructure software and technology-enabled services sectors. The firm has offices in Chicago and San Francisco.


Founded in 1997, Vector Capital is one of the US leaders for investing in established technology businesses with an orientation to value. The firm is particularly engaged in value-creation, and targets investments in buyouts, corporate carve-outs, recapitalizations, growth equity and PIPEs. The firm is based in San Francisco.


Founded in 1999, Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm which specializes in providing transformational capital to technology companies facing strategic or operational inflection points. The firm has deep experience also in growth equity investments. The firm is based in San Francisco and in London.


Founded in 2011, Siris Capital pursues a differentiated approach investing in legacy technology companies that show embedded next-generation assets with stand-alone growth potential. Siris targets deep-value investment opportunities and has a strong group of operating professionals to help transform these targets to unlock high potential returns, The firm is based in New York.


Founded in 2009, Level Equity traces its roots back to Insight Venture Partners. The group makes investments in fast growing businesses in software, internet & media and e-commerce. The firm is based in New York.


Originally founded in 2000 as a partnership between the venture capital firm Accel Partners and KKR, one of the oldest and largest private equity firms, the firm is now independent of these two firms. AKKR has become a leader in making buyout and growth investments in software and technology-enabled services. The firm is based in Menlo Park, Atlanta, and London.

Distressed, Turnaround, Special Situations

Founded in 1995, Platinum Equity is a global firm specialized in mergers, acquisition and operations of companies in diverse industries. The firm has has become a leader in successfully investing in businesses facing complex situations. The firm has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, London and Singapore.


Founded in 1995, Lone Star is a global Private Equity firm that invests in real estate, equity, credit and other financial assets that have some element of financial distress or are being sold by an investor who is experiencing financial distress. The firm is one of the recognized global leaders in dealing with complex situations/distressed investing. It is headquartered in Dallas, with multiple offices in the US, Europe and Asia.


Cerberus Capital Management was founded 1992 and is one of the recognized global leaders in distressed investing. Its activities cover distressed securities and assets, private equity, middle market lending and real estate. The firm is based in New York and has offices and affiliates in multiple locations across the globe.


Founded in 2014, Stellex Capital Management is a recently established private equity firm spin-off of the senior management team of Carlyle Special Situations. The firm invests on an opportunistic basis, targeting control-oriented investments in businesses and operating assets experiencing some form of financial, operational or cyclical distress. The firm has offices in New York and London.

clearlake capital

Founded in 2006, Clearlake Capital invests in special situations, distressed and private equity investments in small and medium-sized companies. The Fund will invest in companies that are undergoing complex financial, operational or structural change. The firm is based in Santa Monica.


Founded in 2009, A&M Capital is the private equity affiliate of Alvarez & Marsal, a leading consulting firm specializing in restructurings, which include Lehman Brothers and General Motors. The firm is led by the individual who created the lucrative private equity platform at Lehman Brothers starting in the 1990s. The firm can access the large number of professionals at Alvarez and Marsal to enhance growth or turn around areas of weakness for target investments. The firm has offices in Greenwich, San Francisco and London.


Founded in 2016, Hidden Harbor was formed by several former partners of HIG to focus on deep value investments in the US industrial sector, with a particular focus on the lower mid-market. The firm is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

US Mid-Market

Founded in 1988, Genstar Capital has built a strong track record of investing in middle market companies operating in the Financial Services, Software, Industrial Technology and Healthcare sectors. It partners with management to grow the companies and drive transformational change. The firm is based in San Francisco.


Founded in 1998, Charlesbank is a very experienced middle-market private equity firm that invests across a range of industries and transaction types. Prior to 1998, the founders of the firm used to exclusively manage the private equity investment portfolio of the Harvard Endowment Fund. The firm has offices in Boston and in New York.


Founded in 1999, Clarion makes primarily control investments in a diversified portfolio of lower middle market companies. The founders of the firm were previously partners at the highly regarded merchant bank, Wasserstein Perilla & Co and Oppenheimer Co. The firm is particularly engaged in traditional leveraged buyouts, growth equity and debt-to-control transactions and typically augment organic growth through add-ons. The firm is based in New York.


Founded in 2013, Cornell Capital Partners Partners is the continuation of the strategy deployed by Mr. Cornell at Goldman Sachs. The Firm focuses on market-leading upper middle-market companies (mainly in the US but also in Asia) operating in industries with favorable dynamics. The firm is based in New York and Hong Kong.

HIG Capital

Founded over 25 years ago, HIG Capital has successfully invested in distressed companies through multiple funds. The firm operates from its headquarter in Miami and its 18 offices across the globe.


Founded in 1982, Jordan is one of the historical names operating in the US Mid-Market. The GP invests opportunistically in solid businesses, leaders in various sectors: chemicals, automotive, industrials, business services, consumer, telecommunications. The firm is based in New York and Chicago.


Founded in 2004, Linden Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused entirely on leveraged investments in middle market healthcare and life sciences companies. Linden’s strategy is based upon three elements: industry specialization, integrated private equity and operating expertise, and strategic relationships with large corporations. The firm is based in Chicago.

Cressey & Co.

Founded in 2008 as spin out of the Healthcare team of Thoma Cressey and previously GTCR, Cressey & Co. focuses on the provider side of healthcare. This encompasses healthcare facilities, services, and providers, including outsourced services, healthcare information technology, value added distribution, education, and other related fields. The firm is based in Chicago and Nashville.


Founded in 2013, Revelstoke Capital Partners traces its roots back to Mark King, co-founder of KRG. The firm makes middle market investments in healthcare and related business services. The firm is based in Denver, Colorado.


Founded in 2017, Riverglade focuses on investments in specialized clinics and its team has generated some of the best performance within US Healthcare Private Equity. The firm is based in Chicago.


Founded in 2000, WindRose was born from MTS, a leading boutique investment bank in the US healthcare industry. The GP focuses on healthcare providers (specialized clinics, hospitals) and healthcare services. The firm is based in New York.


Founded in 2014, GHO is the largest manager specialized in the pharmaceutical sector in Europe. The firm is based in London.


Founded in 2008, G Square is the main investor in healthcare buyout and growth in Europe. The firm is based in London.


Founded in 1970, CIVC Partners is one of the leading middle market private equity firms with affinity area expertise in Business Services and Financial Services. It is particularly engaged in buyouts, recapitalization and growth investments. The firm is based in Chicago.


Founded in 2016, Main Post is the former west coast team of Weston Presidio. The fund is focused on investments in consumer companies. The firm is based in San Francisco.


Founded in 1999, Lovell Minnick is a leader in financial and fintech services investments. The firm recently appointed Steven Pierson as CEO as part of a planned transition of leadership. Steve is a well-known professional in the sector. The firm has offices in Philadelphia, New York and Los Angeles.


Founded in 2007, SK Capital is a leading investor specializing in the chemicals, specialty materials and pharma manufacturing sectors. The founders were previously partners at Arsenal Capital with significant prior operating experience at W.R. Grace and Allied Signal. The firm is based in New York.


Founded in 1998, AE Industrial Partners is one of the few investors specialized in the Aerospace sector which has a large base of 50,000 (est.) Tier III, IV and V suppliers to the commercial aviation industry. The GP was the source of most of Carlyle’s Aerospace deals for several years. The Firm is based in Boca Raton, Florida.


Founded in 1989, American Industrial Partners is one of the most iconic turnaround and deep value investors in the industrial sector globally. The senior team consists of partners with both financial and engineering backgrounds. The firm is based in New York.


Founded in 1971, Lightspeed Ventures focuses on accelerating disruptive innovations in the Enterprise and Consumer industries, both in the early stage and growth. Lightspeed can count on a proven team of professionals with decades of experience in venture capital. The firm is based in Menlo Park, California.


Founded in 2017, Unusual Ventures is led by John Vrionis, highly respected figure of the Silicon Valley, experienced venture capitalist and former Partner at Lightspeed Ventures. The fund targets seed stage companies and applies a building program in cooperation with master VC practitioners aimed at successfully developing each business model. The firm is based in San Francisco.

Khosla Ventures

Founded in 2004, Khosla Ventures is a brand name Venture Capital firm with an established history of successes. The founder Vinod Khosla was previously a key partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers (KPCB). The firm is based in Menlo Park, California.


Founded in 1999, Meritech is an iconic name of the Silicon Valley, well known for its track record of successful late stage investments, including Facebook, Salesforce, and Mulesoft. The firm is based in Palo Alto.


Founded in 2009 by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, whom have legendary reputations from their prior roles at Google and Hewlett Packard, the firm and has developed an innovative model for Venture Capital investing by using operating partners. This new approach is transforming the entire VC industry. The firm is based in Menlo Park, California.

Other Partnerships


Praesidium and Ludovici & Partners have a strategic partnership to cover all tax implications of Praesidium’s investments: together with L&P’s US Partner Ruchelman, Praesidium benefits of the best possible tax structuring in all European jurisdictions and, for the purposes of the investment, in the US.

Ludovici & Partners is one of Italy’s best known and most respected firms in the areas of general tax advisory, taxation of financial instruments, tax structuring for individuals and corporates, tax planning of high net worth individuals, trusts and foundations.

Paolo Ludovici, Founder, Managing and Name Partner of Ludovici & Partners, is a member of Praesidium’s Technical Committee, where he brings over 25 years of experience in his core competencies of tax and generational planning.


Praesidium and LTP have forged a strategic partnership to review and evaluate business plans and development opportunities of Praesidium’s co-investments.

LTP is a unique consulting boutique created by some of the most senior consultants and advisors in Italy to serve a restricted number of successful entrepreneurs.

Marco Costaguta, Founder and Managing Partner of Long Term Partners, is a member of Praesidium’s Board and Investment Committee where he brings over 35 years of consulting experience.