Abbott was founded in 1986 with an objective of providing long-term continuity and accountability in private equity portfolio management. As a leading independent investment adviser specializing in the creation and management of private equity investment programs, Abbott focuses exclusively on private equity by making investments for both commingled funds sponsored by Abbott (the “Abbott Funds”) and separate account clients in professionally managed venture capital, growth equity, buyout, and special situations funds. Since inception through September 30, 2017, Abbott has committed more than $18 billion to more than 500 private equity investments on behalf of our clients.
Abbott is owned by its Managing Directors and retired co-founders, and its entire staff is focused exclusively on the investment, management, and administration of private equity assets. Abbott provides its investors long-term continuity and accountability in private equity investment management, managing assets for a global investor base comprised of public, corporate, and multi-employer pension funds, foundations, endowments, family offices, and high net worth individuals. As a member of a select group of managers that have managed private equity investment programs for over 30 years, Abbott has a proven ability to manage assets through the various phases of private equity investing including investment, monitoring, distribution, and liquidation. Abbott’s long-term experience and position in the private equity market strengthens all aspects of our business, whether in gaining access to sought-after funds, honing our due diligence and portfolio construction disciplines, or in enhancing our client servicing efforts.