APPROACH

EXPERIENCE FLEXIBILITY TRANSPARENCY

Partner of choice

We partner with leading private equity managers and structure customised solutions to meet their unique capital and liquidity needs, however complex.

A focused strategy

Manager centric solutions

  • We partner with private equity GPs to invest in a full range of co-investment and secondary transactions
  • We focus on GP-led, secondary direct and independent sponsor transactions

Secondaries

Co-investments

TRADITIONAL SECONDARIES

Headway purchases in LP positions in other private equity and venture capital funds and funds of funds
GP-LED SECONDARIES
Headway supports GPs in single or multi-asset continuation funds or GP-led fund restructurings
SECONDARY DIRECTS
Headway acquires portfolios of private assets and company stakes in partnership with private equity managers
INDEPENDENT SPONSOR
CO-INVESTMENTS
Headway provides capital to support independent sponsor transactions on a deal-by-deal basis
TRADITIONAL
CO-INVESTMENTS
Headway co-invests on a deal-by-deal basis alongside established private equity GPs

Headway focus

Investment in mid market companies

  • €5-50 million equity investments
  • Small to mid-cap buyout and growth assets
  • Diversified industry sectors
  • Europe and North America

OUR TEAM

Partner of choice

Experience

  • We are a diverse, multi-cultural 18 person team based in London and Boston
  • We have completed 120 transactions with 100 GPs involving over 800 underlying assets

Flexibility

  • We structure effective capital and liquidity solutions to address a manager’s specific needs
  • We prioritise alignment of interests and the creation of win-win solutions

Transparency

  • We are recognised for our strong culture of high integrity, transparency, and confidentiality when dealing with all parties

Relationship Driven

  • We focus on building long-term relationships with both managers and investors
  • We are supported by a blue chip investor base consisting of institutional investors and family offices from around the world

Responsible corporate citizen

Headway is a proud signatory of the United Nations supported Principles for Responsible Investment and integrates ESG considerations into its decision making processes.

Market leader

Headway believes that as private markets continue to grow, so will GP demand for tailored and flexible capital and liquidity solutions. Since 2004, Headway has been dedicated to investing in this underserved market opportunity.

With €900m AUM across four funds and 120 completed transactions, our proven track record of delivering effective capital and liquidity solutions, our partnership approach, and our highly experienced team have positioned us as a recognised market leader.