ICG Strategic Equity (“ICGSE”) is a specialist private equity investor focused exclusively on the GP-led secondaries market. Since its launch in 2014, ICGSE has committed over $12 billion into some of the largest and most complex continuation vehicle secondary transactions globally.
ICGSE backs blue-chip financial sponsors to enable continued value creation in private equity assets, in transactions that also provide liquidity options for existing investors.
- North America
- Western Europe
ICGSE is one of the largest investors globally that is focused exclusively on GP-led transactions.
Strategic Equity focuses on structuring and leading continuation vehicle private equity secondary transactions, primarily in Europe and North America.
We back top financial sponsors to extend the value creation journey of their best performing assets, by enabling longer investment horizons, pursuit of M&A and other strategic initiatives, and investor base realignment and liquidity solutions.
Strategic Equity highlights
Significant know-how developed since launching in 2014, with $12bn+ committed as a lead-buyer across 30+ transactions
20+ dedicated investment professionals with direct buyout experience, based in New York and London
In the news
Rob Campbell, Head of North America, Strategic Equity, quoted in Amy Carroll's story for Private Equity International06 Mar 2023
ICG Strategic Equity team behind the market’s biggest dedicated GP-led fund has a reputation for being clear, efficient and an intermediary’s dream via its ‘sole buyer’ strategy, reports Secondaries Investor's Adam Le03 Mar 2023
Single-asset continuation vehicles enable secondaries investors to gain exposure at scale to some of the highest quality assets in private equity, says ICG Strategic Equity’s Ricardo Lombardi in this PEI Q&A02 Mar 2023
Secondaries Investor's Adam Le reports01 Sep 2022
ICG‘s Strategic Equity team has held the final close on its latest vehicle, raising what is understood to be the largest dedicated pool of capital focusing on GP-led secondaries, reports Secondaries Investor22 Jun 2022
ASC partnered with ICG Strategic Equity17 May 2022
ICG Strategic Equity, Goldman Sachs and Neuberger Berman invest in Creative Artists Agency05 Oct 2021
Deal is being led by ICG Strategic Equity, which has led or co-led each of Clearlake's Icon funds19 May 2021
Designer, manufacturer and distributor of proprietary branded aftermarket vehicle enhancements receives investment from ICG Strategic Equity23 Apr 2021
ICG Strategic Equity partners to invest in leading full-service recruitment firm06 Apr 2021
ICG Strategic Equity is lead investor in CapVest’s GP-led secondary in one of the largest single-asset secondary transactions to take place in 202017 Dec 2020
ICG Strategic Equity (ICG) on a single-asset restructuring of Providence Equity Partner's 2007-vintage fund for HSE24 Multichannel, a leading European home-shopping network which provides television, online and mobile shopping solutions and is headquartered in Germany26 Jun 2020
Newly formed emerging markets private equity platform, has completed its management buyout, backed by ICG Strategic Equity01 Aug 2019