Adams Street recruits de Beau as partner

Adams Street Partners has named Mattias de Beau as a partner on its primary investments team. Prior to joining Adams Street, de Beau worked at StepStone Group where he co-headed EMEA investment activities covering primary, secondary and co-investment opportunities in London.


CHICAGO, February 6, 2019 – Adams Street Partners a private markets investment management firm with $35 billion of assets under management, announced today that Mattias de Beau has joined the firm as a Partner on the Primary Investments Team. In this role, Mr. de Beau is focused on sourcing investment opportunities, conducting due diligence, and managing private equity fund manager relationships throughout Europe. He is based in Adams Street’s London office and reports to Sergey Sheshuryak, Partner on the Primary Investments Team.

“We’re pleased to add another strong investment professional to our team in London,” said Mr. Sheshuryak. “Mattias is a veteran in building comprehensive private markets portfolios, and his local presence will help in our ongoing efforts to provide investors with access to the top fund managers in Europe.”

Mr. de Beau has more than 15 years of private equity and investment management experience. Before joining Adams Street, he co-headed EMEA investment activities covering primary, secondary and co-investment opportunities in London for StepStone Group, a global private markets specialist overseeing more than $250 billion of private capital allocations, including $46 billion in assets under management. Earlier, Mr. de Beau was a Principal at London’s Greenpark Capital, which was acquired by StepStone in 2013. He began his career as a private equity analyst at Lehman Brothers in London.

“We are very excited to welcome Mattias to Adams Street and his experience, strong relationships and knowledge of the pan-European private equity landscape will be a significant benefit to our investors across the globe,” said Kelly Meldrum, Head of Primary Investments. “The opportunities in private equity continue to expand and change and our growing team is in a strong position to take advantage of these on behalf of our investors.”

Mr. de Beau earned an MSc in Business Administration while majoring in Finance at the Stockholm University School of Business. Before that, he served as a Sergeant with the Amphibious Battalion of the Swedish Marines.

“Adams Street has a tremendous reputation in the private equity market and I am honored to be part of the team,” said Mr. de Beau. “I look forward to working with the firm’s investors and professionals to help advance our global platform and continue building the firm’s capabilities across the region.”

About Adams Street Partners
Adams Street Partners is one of the largest and most established private markets investment management firms in the world. Adams Street commenced its investment program in 1972, and today manages more than $35 billion of assets across five strategies – primary and secondary private fund investments, co-investments, private credit investments, and direct growth equity investments. Adams Street employs more than 180 people in Chicago, London, Menlo Park, Munich, New York, Singapore, Beijing, Boston, Tokyo, and Seoul.