The Alternatives edge

Private equity


Diversified investments¹

20+ years

Average core investment team experience²

USD 4.5 B


Why wellington for private equity?

Expertise 2

Our private equity team includes specialists who draw on their backgrounds as entrepreneurs, doctors, and scientists. We tap into our firm’s broad investment capabilities, and believe our reputation, deep industry expertise, and asset size attract a wide range of potential private investments.

Our private equity team works closely with portfolio managers, global industry analysts, and other global research resources within Wellington to identify and pursue investments in private companies. We can put capital to work quickly and invest in a wide range of deals across the private market spectrum. We have the ability to invest in both small private companies as well as participate in large capital raises. We seek to invest in companies with strong management teams who are looking for capital to fund future growth. In addition to capital support, we offer strategic guidance based on industry experience and can provide insights into the public market.

Experience 2

We aim to use our global scale, sector expertise, and market reach to help partner with innovative, disruptive companies in the private market. Today, we invest globally and focus on consumer, technology, health care, biotechnology and financial services.

Opportunity 1

We think the private equity market environment is providing attractive opportunities for capital appreciation, and that our firm is well positioned to pursue them — serving not only as a capital provider, but potentially also as an experienced intellectual partner. We have the ability to provide support and guidance through the phases of a company’s business cycle. We strive to partner with entrepreneurs who embrace that challenge and want an investor who shares their vision and desire to build great companies.

Sectors we focus on

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Digital technology is changing the way consumer products are marketed and sold, paving the way for the next generation of consumer brands and technologies.

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Data analytics, social features and cloud technologies are transforming companies’ abilities to meet customer needs by potentially reducing costs and expanding reach. We believe the future is data-rich, online, on-demand, and mobile.

Health care

Advancements in drug discovery, applied science, and health care services are improving patient outcomes. Innovation in health care is changing lives.

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Financial services

We believe developments in digital banking are changing the face of finance. Banking services, lending and payments are driving global growth and collaboration.



Significant scientific advances have unearthed fundamental pathways of disease and potential strategies for interdiction. Drug pipelines are ripe with exciting new products on the horizon. Supported by structural and regulatory tailwinds, we believe we are in the midst of a potentially unprecedented period of drug discovery.

Climate technology

Climate change is the defining challenge of our time, with profound and far-reaching implications. The market opportunity for mitigation- and adaptation-related climate solutions is enormous and necessary.

Companies we invest in

Information Technology

This reflects substantially all portfolio company investments made by Wellington Management’s multi-sector late-stage, dedicated private equity growth funds, which are closed to additional commitments. Due to confidentiality restrictions, one company name cannot be disclosed. Other private equity vehicles with different investment objectives and strategies may be managed by one or more investment team members and may also make late stage, private equity investments. Additional information is available upon request. It should not be assumed that an investment in the portfolio companies identified was or will be profitable. As of 30 June 2021.

2Reflects general investment industry experience.

1As of 31 December 2021. This reflects the committed capital of, and investments made by, our late-stage, dedicated private equity growth funds, which are closed to additional commitments.

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