Shareholder liquidity
requires the right
partnership.

“At a time when our business was at an exciting growth point, W Capital provided an exit opportunity to shareholders who had been with us for 10+ years. We’re excited for W Capital to support our expansion and provide a fresh perspective (no pun intended!).”

Jason Ackerman, Founder & CEO

“W Capital acquired equity that our former lenders received in a restructuring. Their purchases consolidated our fragmented shareholder base, and they’re now one of our two lead investors. W Capital provides World Kitchen with valued leadership and capital markets expertise – and has supported our growth with acquisition capital.”

Carl Warschausky, President & CEO

“W Capital provided us with valuable primary capital that accelerated our growth in addition to offering an exit to certain shareholders. W Capital has been a great partner to work with and continues to bring expertise and meaningful relationships into our board room.”

Andre Durand, CEO

“After successfully growing Prodigy for four years, we sold control of the company but retained a minority stake to capture additional upside. Two years later, W Capital paid a premium to the sale price for our minority stake, enabling us to take our remaining profits, exit the business and transfer our board seat into capable hands.”

Tim Hall, CI Capital

“W Capital helped us achieve the ideal outcome: partial liquidity for our shareholders, additional growth capital for our company and a clear strategy toward an exit. W is a quality organization with great, smart enterprising people who have made a big impact on our business. Our relationship with W has become a true partnership."

James Tuton, Founder and CEO

“W Capital led our last financing round as a private company, working with us to provide liquidity to founders and angel investors who had supported our growth for over a decade. They were pros at managing the complicated tender offer process, and quickly became a strong resource in our boardroom and valuable partners in our run up to IPO.”

Rick Stollmeyer, Founder and CEO

“W Capital provided us with a partial realization on an investment that was too large relative to our fund size. We recycled our proceeds from the sale to support the growth of another portfolio company. They were a terrific co-investor and partner, and the deal was a success for our firm and theirs.”

GP at a sector focused buyout fund

“In providing liquidity to our largest shareholder, W Capital thinks that they picked our company for investment. What they don’t know is that we actually picked them! They have a strong reputation and are an ideal partner for these kinds of transactions.”

John Joyce, CFO of Kony, former CFO of IBM and Partner at SilverLake

OUR LEADERSHIP ROLE

Developing the Direct Secondary Market

Pioneering the direct secondary market since 2001.
  • 90+ Closed Transactions
  • $2bn Capital

More Time. More Flexibility. More Capital.

As a provider of secondary exits to shareholders, we give companies more time, flexibility and capital to execute their growth plans.

Shareholder
Liquidity

Growth Capital

Improved Shareholder Alignment

Our Approach to Direct Secondaries

Growth Equity Secondaries

Growth equity stage companies typically have several rounds of institutional capital and are supported by a number of distinct shareholders and board members. Each investor has its own exit timeframe, cost basis and return objectives. By offering liquidity to a single shareholder – directly or in conjunction with a company-sponsored private liquidity event— W Capital better aligns the shareholder base and ultimately empowers management to continue executing on its growth objectives. Early monetization allows sellers to lock-in gains, return cash to limited partners and reallocate resources. Once shareholders, we actively support our portfolio companies by providing access to our broad network of relationships, board involvement and expansion capital to finance growth and acquisitions.

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“At a time when our business was at an exciting growth point, W Capital provided an exit opportunity to shareholders who had been with us for 10+ years. We’re excited for W Capital to support our expansion and provide a fresh perspective (no pun intended!).”

Jason Ackerman. Founder & CEO

“W Capital provided us with valuable primary capital that accelerated our growth in addition to offering an exit to certain shareholders. W Capital has been a great partner to work with and continues to bring expertise and meaningful relationships into our board room.”

Andre Durand, CEO

“W Capital led our last financing round as a private company, working with us to provide liquidity to founders and angel investors who had supported our growth for over a decade. They were pros at managing the complicated tender offer process, and quickly became a strong resource in our boardroom and valuable partners in our run up to IPO.”

Rick Stollmeyer, Founder and CEO

“In providing liquidity to our largest shareholder, W Capital thinks that they picked our company for investment. What they don’t know is that we actually picked them! They have a strong reputation and are an ideal partner for these kinds of transactions.”

John Joyce, CFO of Kony, former CFO of IBM and Partner at SilverLake

“W Capital helped us achieve the ideal outcome: partial liquidity for our shareholders, additional growth capital for our company and a clear strategy toward an exit. W is a quality organization with great, smart enterprising people who have made a big impact on our business. Our relationship with W has become a true partnership."

James Tuton, Founder and CEO

Buyout Minority Secondaries

Buyout deals often include a number of minority shareholders such as co-investors, mezzanine lenders, founders and prior owners who rolled a portion of their equity. Over time each investor may have a different time horizon, return objective or risk tolerance than the controlling investor. Our solutions allow these minority shareholders to monetize their investment with the full support of the control sponsor. We also work directly with many control sponsors who seek to continue growing a well performing company but would like to sell down a minority position to capture a gain, reduce the time pressure for a full exit and bring on a minority partner with equity reserves for potential future expansion capital.

“W Capital acquired equity that our former lenders received in a restructuring. Their purchases consolidated our fragmented shareholder base, and they’re now one of our two lead investors. W Capital provides World Kitchen with valued leadership and capital markets expertise – and has supported our growth with acquisition capital.”

Carl Warschausky, President & CEO

“After successfully growing Prodigy for four years, we sold control of the company but retained a minority stake to capture additional upside. Two years later, W Capital paid a premium to the sale price for our minority stake, enabling us to take our remaining profits, exit the business and transfer our board seat into capable hands.”

Tim Hall, CI Capital

“W Capital provided us with a partial realization on an investment that was too large relative to our fund size. We recycled our proceeds from the sale to support the growth of another portfolio company. They were a terrific co-investor and partner, and the deal was a success for our firm and theirs.”

GP at a sector focused buyout fund

Our Focus

$20 to $50m

Investment

5% to 40%

Ownership

US & Europe

Geographic Focus

Portfolio Companies

  • Prodigy Health Group
  • Brainlab
  • Ancestry.com
  • Ping Identity
  • OpenTable
  • Brainshark
  • mindbody
  • First Utility
See All

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Meet Our Team