Vanterra Capital is a global private equity and advisory firm founded in 2008. The Firm manages assets for a diverse investor base of ultra-high net worth partners and leading institutions. Vanterra directly manages capital across various private equity funds and associated investment vehicles.
Vanterra seeks to establish strategic partnerships with specialized operators and managers who have a unique competitive advantage within specific industries or strategies. Vanterra achieves this by i) anchoring or seeding "best of class" managers through a strategic Fund commitment along with active ownership stakes, or ii) opportunistically investing capital directly into operating companies that have a unique competitive advantage.
Vanterra Capital, LLC is an SEC registered Investment Advisor.
FUND SEEDING program
Vanterra's Fund Seeding program seeks to partner with the next generation of great investors focused on a specific industry or strategy and help them become leading private equity franchises. The Vanterra team utilizes a thematic macro-driven approach to identify attractive industries for long-term private equity capital and then identifies and partners with the “best of breed” managers by creating specialized platforms within these market segments.
Vanterra seeks to partner with General Partners ("GPs") at their inflection point, prior to significant AUM growth, where the commitment and resources dedicated are meaningful enough to create a true partnership.
Vanterra typically takes an active role in all fund platform investments, including participating on the Investment Committee, sourcing opportunities, assisting with due diligence and financial structuring, providing operational value add, and monitoring underlying investments. Vanterra’s sponsorship brings portfolio-level expertise and analysis to support successful teams. This model creates a truly unique portfolio within private equity due to enhanced diversification, industry expertise, information sharing and unique diligence angles, and participation in underlying platform GP economics.
Vanterra’s strategic fund platforms established to date include sectors such as Health & Wellness, Healthcare Services, Direct Lending Credit, GP Secondaries, Transformative Energy and Materials, Consumer, Tech-Enabled Business Services, amongst others.
Representative platform investments include:
DIRECT INVESTMENT program
Vanterra's direct investment program is based on opportunistically investing in businesses where the Firm believes it can strategically add value. Vanterra executes such investments through its core investment vehicles as well as separately managed accounts.
The Firm also actively invests in the consumer, health & wellness, and technology space through its Vanterra Accelerator Fund.
vANTERRA ACCELERATOR FUND
The Vanterra Accelerator Fund ("VAF") is a consumer focused venture and growth equity fund collaborating closely with our investors and portfolio level visionaries to:
- Provide companies the necessary capital and resources to accelerate growth
- Build their brands to scale with purpose
- Drive meaningful change
The VAF Fund seeks to invest in disruptive consumer and technology focused companies that can capitalize on the transformational shift currently taking place in the branded consumer space. Representative current and prior investments made by the Firm and its Principals include:
The Vanterra team has significant direct investing, fund investing, and operating experience. Over the past two decades, the firm’s Partners have successfully managed third party investment funds and invested in over 100 companies globally through multiple economic and capital market cycles. Many of these investments involved restructurings and required significant hands-on operating experience. Vanterra and its affiliates have offices in the U.S., China, India, Europe, and the Middle East.
Vanterra’s direct investment team includes 9 investment professionals with over 100 professionals within the underlying fund platforms. Key Principals are:
Vanterra maintains strong partnerships with key advisors, major investors, and strategic institutions. To access the expertise and experience of key members of its network of relationships, Vanterra has an Advisory Board comprised of third-party global thought leaders. These individuals have specialized knowledge or expertise and provide advice in the realms of geopolitics, industrial trends, and capital markets, as well as guidance regarding general investment strategy. Select members of the Board include the following: