Morgan Stanley Investment Management seeks to generate outstanding returns for our clients by helping management teams build enduring businesses.
We invest exclusively in segments of the private markets that, in our view, are generally underserved by other providers of capital. Within these areas, we look for situations where we believe our expertise and access to the unparalleled resources of Morgan Stanley can make an outsized impact on a company’s growth trajectory.
For over 30 years, Morgan Stanley Investment Management has been a significant provider of capital to middle-market companies in North America. We invest across a range of industries and specialize in buyout strategies, including founder recapitalizations and “buy and build-up” situations. In addition, we have a well-established team that focuses on late-stage investing in high-growth companies and, for close to 25 years, we have been a leading player in the Asia-Pacific private equity market.
Our portfolio companies benefit from the expertise and experience of our private equity professionals and access to the unparalleled resources of Morgan Stanley.
Our operating partners help our portfolio companies sharpen their business plans and improve their efficiency. The Firm's global relationship network enables us to identify and recruit high-caliber executives and board members, and our thought leaders share their insights with our management teams.
Ashbridge Transformational Secondaries Fund II
Ashbridge Transformational Secondaries Fund II is a private equity fund focused on single asset or GP-led private equity secondary transactions, seeking to invest primarily in situations that entail a restructuring or recapitalization of a single asset managed by a general partner. The Fund seeks to maximize the value of unrealized assets by providing capital, time, and enhanced alignment with GPs within the lower middle market.
The 1GT Fund
The 1GT Fund (the “Fund”) is a growth-oriented fund with a dual target: (i) generate financial returns commensurate with the growth-oriented nature of the investments and (ii) deliver substantial, measurable and auditable environmental impact. Specifically, the Fund will seek to invest in companies that the team believes, on an aggregate basis, will remove or avoid 1 gigaton of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions (“CO2e”) from the Earth’s atmosphere. Underscoring the investment team’s conviction in this strategy, they have designed a carried interest compensation structure tied to achieving both the impact goal and generating robust private equity returns. The Fund is managed by a dedicated impact team which has been investing for impact intentionality since 2015.