Advent International Corporation is a venture capital and private equity firm specializing in seed/ startup, early venture, emerging growth, mature, mid venture, public-to-private transactions, recapitalizations, late venture, later stage, growth equity, leveraged buyouts, industry consolidation, acquisitions, middle and upper middle market buyouts, management buyouts, turnaround, buyins, company succession, international expansion, cross-border transactions, strategic repositioning, recapitalization, and buy and builds, carve-outs, undercapitalized state-owned and family businesses. The firm seeks to invest in business and financial services; healthcare; industrial; retail, consumer, and restaurants and leisure; and technology, media, and telecom. Within business and financial services , the firm prefers to invest in business to business, and information services including big data, back-office administration, and financial institution carve-outs including banks and financial institutions and payment processing including card-based, online and mobile payments and the electronification of business-to-business payments. Within healthcare, it prefers to invest in healthcare services and information technology, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, and medical sciences. Within industrial sector, it prefers to invest in building products and distribution, capital goods, chemicals, specialty chemicals, and materials with a focus on industry consolidation in western markets and expansion into Asia and Latin America, energy, distribution services, and mining equipment and services. Within retail, consumer, and restaurants and leisure, the firm seeks to invest in consumer products with a focus on health, fitness, and wellness nutrition. Within technology, media, and telecom, it prefers to invest in information and tech-enabled services, media, software, and telecommunications. The firm also invests in airport services and outsourcing, industrial retail, education, medical devices, medical device research and development, textile, leisure products, and leisure (airport related), entertainment, and oil and gas.