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

Events
Life Science Innovation Central to Next Decade of Investment Opportunities
At the Pensions & Investment’s Private Market Virtual Series, Frank Sands discusses how innovations in life sciences could drive wealth creation opportunities over the next decade.
Events
Aligning Executive Pay with Company Performance Goals
Investors debate strategies to help boards design corporate pay practices that will encourage superior long-term performance.
Events
Managing Externalities in a Digital Age
Brian Christiansen discusses how companies might navigate challenges created by rapid technological innovation.
Announcements
Celebrating the Life of Our Founder, Frank Sands Sr.
Frank was a visionary leader, a great mentor, and a friend to all who had the pleasure of working with him.
Events
Exponential Growth Opportunities May be Found in Emerging Markets
Brian Christiansen looks at emerging market growth opportunities in IPE webinar.