Clients

Asante has long-established partnerships with some of the world’s leading fund managers across various sub-sets of the private equity industry, in both developed and emerging markets. We believe in partnering with market leaders who have experienced and stable investment teams, where interests are strongly aligned with those of their LPs and that each have a differentiated approach to creating value for all stakeholders involved that genuinely sets them apart.

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Abingworth

Abingworth is an international investment group dedicated to collaborating with life sciences entrepreneurs to develop their ideas into products that have a dramatic impact on health. With over $1 billion under management, Abingworth invests at all stages of development, from start-ups to publicly traded companies, and across all life sciences sectors.

Albright Capital Management

Albright Capital Management “ACM” is a private equity investor specializing in special situations in global emerging markets. The firm deploys a value-oriented investment approach, seeking to capitalize on inherent inefficiencies and volatility of global emerging markets by developing customized solutions across the capital structure.

AnaCap Financial Partners

AnaCap Financial Partners is one of the largest specialist private equity investors in the European financial services sector. Based in London, AnaCap advises funds with more than €3.2 billion under management across Private Equity and Credit Opportunities vehicles, as well as co-invest.

Apis Partners

Apis Partners is a private equity asset manager, focused on Financial Services in Growth Markets, with a senior team, that has worked together for over 15 years with specialist expertise in Financial Services. In addition to the core team, they have an operating partner network of 20+ Financial Services professionals, an on-the-ground presence in 5 countries and an extended network of 27 partner companies.

Aqua Capital

Aqua Capital is a private equity investor, specializing in middle market and growth capital investments. The firm seeks to invest in typically family-owned medium-sized companies in sectors such as agribusiness, food and services and logistics. Their regional focus is on Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Chile. The firm seeks to invest in companies with revenues between $15 and $150 million.

Belltown Power

Belltown Power is an experienced manager of renewable energy investment platforms, focused on project construction, management and operations. With 25 employees, including 12 operations and construction engineers, Belltown has 215 MW of projects providing power for over 60,000 homes. The firm has offices in both the UK and the US.

Blue Water Energy

Blue Water Energy LLP is a private equity firm investing exclusively in the international energy sector. Headquartered in London, Blue Water Energy, with over $1.5bn under management, has a targeted focus on the mid-market energy space. They focus on three strategic energy sub-sectors that provide a balanced portfolio of stable, cash-generative and growth-orientated businesses, deploying proven strategies, often with repeat management teams, where experience and insight into the energy business can unlock full potential and lead to significant growth.

Buckthorn Partners

Buckthorn Partners is a leading deal-by-deal private equity firm specialising in oilfield service companies. Buckthorn source off-market transactions globally, where there is a clear opportunity to drive growth both organically and through M&A. Management are comprised of sector specialists and seasoned, energy focused, private equity professionals.

Capitalworks

Capitalworks is an independent alternative asset management firm based in South Africa providing investment access and specialist solutions to its clients across a wide range of industries and investment themes in Sub-Saharan Africa. With a focus on private equity investments and a unique team of investment professionals, Capitalworks brings a distinctive edge to the market. Capitalworks' professionals are leaders in their respective disciplines who have demonstrated an ability to generate superior returns through principal investment activities. Today, Capitalworks manages more than US$515 million for a diverse range of domestic and international investors.

Catalyst Principal Partners

Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, Catalyst Principal Partners is the leading private equity firm in the Eastern African region with a differentiated strategy, focused on mid-market growth capital investments in consumer-demand driven sectors, capitalising on an early mover advantage in a region experiencing strong growth and consolidation.

Codex Capital Partners

Codex Capital is a deal-by-deal manager providing flexible capital for mid-market buyout and growth opportunities, mainly focused on the UK. The team consist of six partners, all of which held senior and executive positions within the UK investment banking, private equity and family office landscape previously. The firm invests alongside investors on a direct basis, aligning themselves through significant GP co-investment into each transaction.

Corry Capital Advisors

Corry Capital Advisors (“CCA”) is a North American licensed life settlement fund manager. CCA acquires life insurance policies from over-insured citizens and utilizes proprietary systems to achieve consistent returns based on actuarial predictability. The firm has current assets of over $500 million invested in life insurance policies, having purchased over $1.5 billion of Death Benefit since inception.

Creandum

Creandum is a leading Venture Capital firm based in the Nordics and San Francisco. Creandum invests in innovative and fast-growing technology companies within the consumer internet, software, and hardware sectors. The firm has over €250M under management and has invested in over 50 companies including being early investor in companies such as Spotify, Tictail, Cint, iZettle, Videoplaza, and Vivino.

Crescent Capital Group

Crescent Capital Group is an alternative asset manager and leading global investor in below investment grade debt, headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in New York, Boston and London, with approximately $13 billion of committed and managed capital under management.

Gaja Capital

Gaja Capital is an Indian-focused Private Equity firm that invests exclusively in Indian, typically in mid-market companies.  They pride themselves in seeking out passionate entrepreneurs that will shape the economy of India and using Gaja’s broad experience and expertise to help them build lasting, successful businesses. Gaja focuses its investment on emerging sectors such as Education, Financial Services and Consumer.

G Square Capital Partners

G Square is a London-based fund manager dedicated to investing in Healthcare companies across Europe (mid-market buy-out and expansion capital transactions). The team operates an intense buy-and-build approach to building businesses and have built a very strong portfolio of healthcare services platform companies in various European countries (Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Finland and the UK) and to date have never had an exit beneath a gross 3x MoC.

Headway Capital

Headway Capital provides a full range of customised liquidity solutions to investors in small to mid-size secondary transactions globally. Headway Capital purchases limited partnership positions in private equity funds, portfolios of direct private equity investments, and minority stakes in single companies. Headway Capital also leads and participates in tail end transactions, provision of liquidity facilities for private equity portfolios, fund restructurings and GP led transactions.

The Longreach Group

The Longreach Group focuses on mid-market control buyouts in Japan and Greater China, with a specialism for corporate carve-outs. In particular, the firm focuses on the technology, industrial, financial services, business services and consumer related sectors.

LLR Partners

Founded in 1999, LLR Partners is a Philadelphia-based lower middle market private equity firm making growth investments across a targeted set of industries, with a focus on technology and services businesses. With more than 40 investment and operations team members and more than $3 billion raised across five funds, LLR is a flexible provider of capital for growth, recapitalisations and buyouts.

Mobeus

Mobeus Equity Partners is a leading equity investor in the UK lower mid-market. Mobeus invests between £5m and £15m into UK based companies across all sectors. Mobeus primarily invests in Management Buy Outs, but also provides growth capital and acquisition finance. Mobeus has a deep bench of operating partners and prides itself in driving value across their portfolio in a hands-on partnership with leading management teams.

New Mountain Capital

New Mountain Capital ("NMC") was formed in 1999 and currently manages private equity, private credit and public equity with aggregate assets under management totalling more than $15.0 billion. The firm focuses on investing with the highest quality leaders in carefully selected "defensive growth" industries across the US middle-market, such as business services, software, education, healthcare and financial services.

Orion Energy Partners

Orion Energy Partners is a credit-oriented private equity firm focused on providing creative debt and preferred equity solutions to middle market energy infrastructure businesses across North America and select international markets.

Primary Capital

Primary Capital is a leading provider of private equity finance for UK based growth companies valued between £20 million and £100 million. They pride themselves in strong partnerships with experienced management teams to help build outstanding businesses whilst delivering excellent returns for their investors.

Quad Partners

Quad Partners is a private equity investor, focused on education-related companies and tech-enabled services in North America. The firm has a 17 year track record of investing in small, well-established, owner-operated companies and growing them into successful mid-sized companies. The team, a mix of investment professionals and operating partners, has a long collective history in the education industry which has enabled Quad to source proprietary deals, maintain pricing and structuring discipline and deliver strong, consistent returns to their investors.

SCL Energia Activa

SCL Energia Activa is a leading Latin American private equity investment firm created to take advantage of first-mover power and energy sector opportunities in the Pacific Coast region of Latin America. Headquartered in Santiago, Chile, SCL Energia Activa has over $350m under management and has a targeted focus on energy and power related assets across Chile and Colombia.

Sofinnova Partners

Sofinnova Partners is a leading European venture capital firm specialized in Life Sciences. Based in Paris, France, the firm brings together 12 highly experienced investment professionals from all over Europe, the US and China. The firm focuses on paradigm shifting technologies alongside visionary entrepreneurs. Sofinnova Partners seeks to invest as a founding and lead investor in start-ups and corporate spin-offs, and has backed nearly 500 companies over more than 40 years, creating market leaders around the globe. Today, Sofinnova Partners has over €1.5 billion under management.

Sole Shipping

Sole Shipping is a Norwegian based investment firm which has been operating a sale and leaseback strategy in the shipping sector since 2004, transacting with corporations on a global basis. The founders all come from families with long histories in shipping and have all worked in the sector since the 1980s.

Summit Partners

Summit Partners is a leading growth equity and venture capital firm founded in 1984 with offices in Boston, London and Menlo Park. The firm seeks to partner with exceptional entrepreneurs across three core sectors: technology, healthcare, and growth products and services. Summit has organised 19 limited partnerships with total capital of over $17 billion since inception.

Verod Capital Management

Verod Capital Management is a private equity investor focused on Nigeria and West Africa. Verod brings a unique and multi-disciplinary approach to transactions – leveraging investment banking, private equity, investment management and strategic consulting expertise, to drive value across a well-diversified portfolio of businesses at the lower end of the mid-market.

Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe

Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe ("WCAS") was formed in 1979 and focuses on investing in two growth industries, information/business services and healthcare, primarily in the United States. WCAS has a current portfolio of approximately 25 companies and has organized 16 limited partnerships with total capital of over $22 billion, consisting of 12 Equity Partnerships and 4 Subordinated Debt Partnerships.

World Star Aviation

World Star Aviation is a leading full-service aircraft leasing and management company. Established in 2003, the firm is headquartered in San Francisco with 3 other European offices. World Star Aviation currently service over 40 aircraft and engines in over 17 countries.