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About Us

We are a specialized private investment firm providing access to what we believe are the best opportunities in the Low Mid Market. We invest in Private Equity, Private Real Assets, and Long/Short Equity and construct targeted portfolios of fund investments, secondaries, and direct co-investments. Our competitive advantages are a result of 20+ years of dedicated focus, enabling our team to build strong relationships, proprietary data sets, and specialized underwriting tools.

Our Philosophy

We believe the Low Mid Market is distinguished by numerous unique attributes that can result in compelling return opportunities relative to larger markets. Our beliefs are predicated on a simple notion that in order to generate superior performance you must have the courage to think differently from the crowd. We believe WHO you partner with and WHAT you pay for an investment, are both critical determinants of your outcome. No asset makes a good investment if price is out of touch with value.

Our Focused Platform

  • Integrated platform that focuses on bringing together insights from Private Equity, Private Real Assets, and Long/Short Equity

  • The focus of the platform is the core of the brand: relationships and data centered on the Low Mid Market

  • Flexible, client-centric approach: we believe that our Low Mid Market focus, hybrid investment style, and collective platform insights uniquely position us to unlock value for clients throughout economic cycles

  • The long-term nature of our capital and range of our expertise provide origination and diligence advantages that benefit our investors

Aligned With Our Clients

PA Capital employees and our affiliates, including our parent company New York Life Insurance Company, have more than $1 billion invested across our strategies. We believe this commitment demonstrates strong alignment with our clients, reinforcing that PA Capital only succeeds when our clients succeed.

Our Heritage and Client Partnerships

In 1997 Private Advisors was founded with capital from two private family offices to make investments in hedge funds and private equity funds.

In the years that followed, both our client relationships and Low Mid Market investment platform expanded considerably. Today we are privileged to manage capital on behalf of global institutions and high net worth investors, including public, private and multi-employer pension funds, insurance companies, endowments and foundations, and single and multi-family offices. Our platform has extended to include Private Real Assets, and our investment capabilities have broadened to include secondaries, co-investments, and most recently GP Stakes.

In 2020 we changed our name to PA Capital, which reflects our heritage and also the broadening and deepening of our investment platform. We believe we are well positioned to meet our client needs amidst an evolving investment landscape in the years ahead.

An Affiliate of One of the Largest Mutual Life Insurance Companies in the World

In 2010 we entered a strategic partnership with New York Life Investment Management Holdings LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company. This partnership provides organizational stability, the ability to attract and retain talent, and aligned investment capital.

“We believe the collective knowledge and network of our platform is vital to strong decision-making; we foster a team-based culture predicated on collaboration and information sharing.”

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