Private Growth

We seek to invest in highly innovative technology and life sciences businesses

The Sands Capital Advantage

Access

In growth equity, deal awareness is not a differentiator. The fastest-growing companies are relatively easy to identify. However, deal access is a differentiator. The most promising growth equity companies have highly competitive financing rounds where entrepreneurs choose partners.

We believe Sands Capital gains access to deals because we are recognized as an ideal partner for long-term growth.

Selectivity

Selectivity requires deep knowledge across the public and private markets, a repeatable process, valuation discipline, and conviction. We believe our six criteria framework instills the discipline to only invest in exceptional growth businesses at fair valuations.

We believe our processes and experience give us the conviction to work with the businesses that drive long-term returns.

Value-add

Even the best businesses can benefit from strategic partners with business-model insight and deep domain knowledge. We seek to add value beyond financial support in the form of strategic and operational guidance, pre-IPO advice, and introductions focused on maximizing long-term opportunities.

 We believe our focus and depth of resources enable us to positively impact long-term outcomes for both businesses and our investors.

Global Innovation

Our global innovation strategy is at the nexus of our public and private strategies and seeks to invest in the best private technology business with the potential to become leading public companies.

Life Sciences Pulse

Our life sciences strategy seeks to invest in promising life sciences companies that we believe are at the heart of a technological and scientific revolution in healthcare.

News & Events

Announcements
Sands Capital Thanks Summer Interns and Externs
Talented students from universities across the country are supporting the investment, operations, and client service teams.
Announcements
Sands Capital Highlights Integrated Stewardship Approach in Annual Report
In Aligning for a Better Future, we look at our stewardship efforts, which are evolving during a time of enormous change that is reshaping businesses, society, and the planet.
In The News
The Washington Post Names Sands Capital a 2022 Top Workplace
A survey of Sands Capital’s employees showed high levels of engagement and satisfaction, as well as interest in opportunities related to remote work.
Announcements
Shaping a More Ethical Future for a Digital World
As responsible stewards of client capital, we must encourage corporations to set clear guidelines for appropriate data use.
Events
Business Update: Sands Capital Year-End Letter 2021
CEO and Chief Investment Officer Frank Sands shares his thoughts on 2021 and the firm’s 30 years of innovation investing.