Private Growth

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
Assessing the EM Investment Climate and Governance Issues
Brian Christiansen shared his perspective on emerging markets investing during a panel at the Council of Institutional Investors’ Fall Conference.
Events
Sands Capital and Darden Partner to Host Sustainable Investment Symposium
The event brought together investors, corporate employees, and industry observers to consider approaches to some of the greatest environmental, social, and governance challenges of our day.
Events
Sands Capital Sponsors CAMLIS Conference
CAMLIS brings together leading practitioners and researchers from around the world to discuss applied and fundamental research on machine learning in information security.
Announcements
Stewardship Updates: Quarterly Reports for September 30, 2022
On a quarterly basis, Sands Capital publishes a detailed look at portfolio carbon metrics, business engagement activity and a recent case study, voting decisions, and a business impact profile.
Announcements
Sands Capital Thanks Summer Interns and Externs
Talented students from universities across the country are supporting the investment, operations, and client service teams.