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Pinal Nicum
Partner at Adams Street Partners


Pinal is responsible for all aspects of the secondary business, including strategy, investments, fundraising, and portfolio construction. In addition to leading European opportunities, he also spends significant time developing Adams Street’s secondary efforts in Asia and the Middle East.

Prior to joining the firm, Pinal spent nine years at Coller Capital where he originated and executed secondary transactions in the UK and Asia, including structured acquisitions of fund and direct asset portfolios.

Previously, Pinal spent three years in corporate development at the UK-listed leisure conglomerate Rank Group Plc, managing M&A, strategy, and restructuring projects. He also spent five years at Coopers & Lybrand in London where he worked in corporate finance.

Pinal serves on the Advisory Board of several funds within Adams Street’s portfolio.

Pinal is a member of the Adams Street Partners Secondary Investment Committee.

London School of Economics and Political Science, BSc (Econ)
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, ACA

Investment/operational experience: 27 years. Languages: Hindi, Marathi

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