A global growth equity investor, General Atlantic has worked with disruptive businesses, helping them to realize their transformative potential and scale globally. The company was established in 1980 by Chuck Feeney, co-founder of Duty Free Shoppers, with the aim of investing in high-growth businesses, supporting visionary founders like himself, and funding the global charitable pursuits of the Atlantic Philanthropies. More than 375 employees at 14 global locations across five regions manage nearly 160 portfolio companies and an AUM of USD 65 billion.
General Atlantic bases its decision-making on creativity, a global mindset, growth orientation, and innovation. Across the world, it invests in five sectors – consumer, financial services, healthcare, life sciences and technology – and seeks to magnify its impact by collaborating and partnering with its investors and portfolio companies. The firm has expanded its capital partner relationships over the past four decades, with the majority of its capital base comprising global families.