Our Approach

Gatewood partners with high-quality emerging managers, backing these managers with ‘first close’ LP capital, and providing them with ongoing operational and marketing support. We also selectively back established managers that are seeking strategic institutional capital and a long-term partnership with Gatewood.

When anchoring a fund, we invest our discretionary capital alongside other like-minded LPs. We believe a first close from a small group of leading institutional investors is among the best ways to build fundraising momentum for a new private equity fund. As such, we engage a select number of highly regarded pension plans, insurance companies, asset managers, foundations, and family offices to co-invest in our seeding transactions. We support our underlying managers in multiple ways, helping them pursue long-term success, which aligns with our goal of achieving strong risk-adjusted returns for our investors.

Gatewood seeks to build successful partnerships with its underlying fund managers and investors by maintaining a strong alignment of interests, committing to a high level of transparency, and providing significant added value.