Praesidium partners with the best Private Equity and Real Estate managers in the world to allow its fouonders and stakeholders to back and support the very best players in the world

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.

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.

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.

Other Partnerships


Praesidium and Ludovici Piccone & Partners have a strategic partnership to cover aspects related to tax implications of structures designed for clients on occasion of Investment Management mandates, support to tax planning (where clients do not yet have their own tax advisor), general advisory to Praesidium on major tax legislation updates domestically and internationally, tax due diligence on structures and managers in any jurisdiction and tax / regulatory compliance of such structures with Praesidium’s regulated activities.

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.