Shareholder liquidity
requires the right
partnership.

Our partnership is dedicated to providing liquidity solutions to private company shareholders through:
    •  Direct Secondaries
    •  GP Solutions

OUR PLATFORM

Developing the Direct Secondary Market

Direct Secondary Solutions
for Private Equity Shareholders
  • $2.5Bn Capital
  • 50+ Portfolio Companies

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

Direct Secondaries

We appreciate that private equity investors, whether GPs, corporations, financial institutions or individuals, face liquidity needs unrelated to a company’s opportunity. We recognize there are a plethora of reasons why it is appropriate for an investor to sell even in companies with outstanding future return potential. We invest in opportunities where we can offer liquidity to selected shareholders and then work with ongoing investors and management teams to execute long-term growth plans. By offering interim liquidity to shareholders, W Capital better aligns the longer-term shareholder base and empowers management to continue executing on its growth objectives. 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.

  •  Direct secondary share purchases
  •  Partial sell-downs
  •  Tender offers
  •  Minority recapitalizations
  •  Rollover equity
  •  Primary / secondary offerings
  •  Portfolio purchases

GP Solutions

W Capital has provided liquidity solutions to many of the world’s leading private equity firms. We understand that optimizing the outcome for an investment may fall outside the construct, timeframe or capital reserves of a fund. We recognize that capital to consolidate ownership behind a lead investor can provide the focused direction to create value. We prize access to market-leading businesses with headroom for growth that sponsors are reluctant to transition to the portfolio of a peer. We value partnership with control sponsors seeking to continue growing a well-performing company interested in selling 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.

  •  Portfolio asset sales
  •  Partial sell downs
  •  Continuation funds
  •  Acquisition funds
  •  Coinvestor liquidity

Target Companies

We look for opportunities to partner with other institutional investors in investments operating in our target sectors that have reached a minimum scale of $50 million in revenues, and are profitable or with clear visibility to profitability.

  •  Software
  •  Financial technology & services
  •  Business services & industrial
  •  Healthcare
  •  Education technology
  •  eCommerce & Consumer
  •  Media

Our Focus

$15M+

Investment

5% to 40%

Ownership

US & Europe

Geographic Focus

Portfolio Companies

  • Billtrust
  • Renaissance
  • FreshDirect
  • Ancestry.com
  • Ping Identity
  • Idera
See All

Collaborative. Hardworking. Creative.

Meet Our Team