Oliver Gardey Joins Pomona Capital

Oliver Gardey has joined Pomona Capital as a London-based partner. He previously was a partner with Adams Street Partners.


Pomona Capital, a leading global private equity firm, today announced the appointment of Oliver Gardey as a Partner. Based in London, Oliver will be responsible for Pomona’s business in Europe.

Mr. Gardey spent the last 6 years at Adams Street where he was a Partner and began the effort to establish Adams Street as one of the global buyers of secondary assets. He was responsible for all aspects of the secondary investment business including sourcing, evaluating, executing and monitoring investment opportunities. In addition, he managed a team of seven professionals and also worked on primary investments in the European buyout sector.

Prior to joining Adams Street, Oliver gained extensive private equity experience at Smedvig Capital, a family office, NM Rothschild & Sons and Whitney & Co. Mr. Gardey graduated from Brown University and earned an MBA from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration.

“We are thrilled to have Oliver join our team” said Michael Granoff, Chief Executive Officer of Pomona. “He brings extensive experience and will be a tremendous addition to our secondary business.”

Pomona established a presence in London in 1998 and has an active secondary and primary business in Europe.

About Pomona Capital

Founded in 1994, Pomona Capital is an international private equity firm that manages approximately $6 billion in commitments across a series of secondaries funds, primary funds of funds and co-investment funds for a global group of 190 sophisticated investors. Pomona owns partnership interests in over 500 private equity funds, diversified across the entire spectrum of private equity, with investments in over 4,000 companies. Pomona’s team is based in New York and London. Pomona’s capital capacity and global reach is enhanced by a strategic partnership with the ING Group. For more information on Pomona Capital, visit www.pomonacapital.com