Clients First
We've been entrusted with our clients' capital, making clients our first and foremost focus. From our investment focus to how we report results, our goal is to provide clients with clarity, transparency, responsiveness -and results.

One Firm, Many Markets
When you work with Northgate, you benefit from our global perspectives and diverse experiences-all of which make for a more robust operation. You also have the assurance that as a firm, we are united in the disciplined approach and investment philosophies we follow.

Obligation to Dissent
At Northgate, there is no hierarchy of ideas. From a proposed investment strategy or decision about pursuing a new market, it is your responsibility-your obligation-to express your opinion. And it's the entire team's obligation to listen and explore.

No Complacency
Good enough is never enough. We're a team driven by results. Contentment is not in our DNA. We are passionate, driven and results-oriented. We value and know the importance of always seeking out new thinking.

Relationships Rule
From client interactions to the venture capital and private equity firms we invest in, forging lasting relationships is our mantra. We know successful relationships start with commitment and trust, and continue to grow with mutual respect and benefit.


Powered by a global network of deep and relevant relationships, rigorous selection processes, laser focused analyses, and an experienced and opportunistic investment team, Northgate continually delivers compelling returns to our limited partners

For institutions or families committed to making alternative assets a meaningful part of their investment portfolios, an investment with Northgate means access to some of the world's top-performing companies and funds — many of which are difficult to access or even identify. Our access is the result of deep relationships cultivated by our firm's leadership over the past decade.

Northgate's distinctive investment approach is predicated on the fact that tremendous investment opportunities exist within the alternative asset arena, specifically within sub-classes like private equity and venture capital, where the recognition of market changing innovation and active management can deliver exceptional returns.

To identify and gain access to the highest performing investment opportunities, Northgate capitalizes on its proprietary and rigorous processes, in addition to its deep industry relationships. Northgate's investment focus includes a mix of investments in funds operating in both developed markets and emerging markets, as well as direct investments in partnership with our proven venture and buyout funds.

Forging deep relationships has been the cornerstone of Northgate’s investment approach, as well as its interactions with its limited partners, which include many of the world’s premier foundations and endowments, high-net-worth families, pension plans and leading corporations. The Senior Investment Team is readily accessible to clients at any time, as are investment reports and documents via the firm’s secure web-based portal for limited partners and their authorized investment professionals.

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World Economic Forum 2008
Global Growth Company
One of only 15 US-based companies named.

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