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

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 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 technology-driven established businesses. 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, Silver Lake is a leading private equity firm focused on large-scale investing in the technology industry. 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 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. The firm is based in New York.

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 a tradition in engaging successfully in 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. 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 newly 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.

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 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 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 manage the private equity investment portfolio of Harvard. 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 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.

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.

Cornell Capital

Founded in 2013, Cornell Capital 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 industry dynamics. The firm is based in New York.


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.

Revelstoke Capital Partners

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.

AE Industrial

Founded in 1998, AE Industrial Partners is one of the few investors specialized in the Aerospace & Defense sector. 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 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.

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 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.

Other Partnerships


Praesidium and Ludovici Piccone & Partners have a strategic partnership to cover aspects related to tax implications of Praesidium’s investments.

Ludovici Piccone & 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 Piccone & 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.