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Private Equity

Aviva Investors has been investing in private equity since the mid-1980s, building strong relationships with a select group of private equity managers while continuously researching the European market for new investment opportunities.

The team currently manages an evergreen allocation of £2.0bn/€2.3bn/$3.0bn* across a range of pooled and segregated accounts for a wholly institutional client base.

The current strategy has been in place since for over 22 years generating a pooled IRR in excess of 24%1 p.a.

Our Strategy

  • Pan-European fund investments
  • Selective participation in co-investment opportunities
  • Active monitoring and engagement
  • Disciplined approach to risk management
  • Highly selective approach to manager selection

Our philosophy

We believe that the private equity ownership model offers significant benefits relative to the public ownership model.

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Investment process

Due diligence needs to be exceptionally thorough, these are long-term commitments and the due diligence needs to reflect this.

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Why Aviva Investors

A proven investment approach that has been in place since 1991.

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Our team

A specialist team, based in a single location, focusing exclusively on pan-European investments

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Contact us

For General Partners and for Limited Partners        

Alexandra Pailhes
Tel +33 1 71 26 02

Nicholas Whitelocke
Tel: +46 858 61 07 91
For Institutional investors and investment consultants    

Nicholas Whitelocke
Tel: +46 858 61 07 91


*As at June 2013 ** Across all realised and unrealised investments since inception of the current strategy on 01-Jan-1991 to 31-Dec-2012