Performance
Without Compromise

About Asante

Asante is a leading, independent global advisory and private markets placement firm.

Recent deal closings

Over the last 20 years, the senior management team have advised on over $100Bn of successful private capital raisings from institutional investors in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.

Survival of the Fittest

For our final primary-focused panel of our Asante Capital Round Table Summer Series, Managing Director Kate O’Meara moderated an expert discussion about the most effective strategies for GPs to navigate the current market for private equity fundraise.

What we do differently

Fused+ Model

Our fused+ operational model is unique amongst the placement industry with focused deal teams, dedicated to seamlessly running both project management and distribution. Regionally specialised distribution sub-teams ensure that deep and lasting relationships are created and maintained with investors across the globe.

Entrepreneurial Culture

Our founding team have worked together for the past 20 years and since inception we have focused on recruiting and retaining the best capital raising professionals, who all enjoy a work-hard/play-hard ethos. We invest heavily in training and personal development to ensure that the team are consistently performing to the highest standards.

Partnering with the Best

We have built a successful track record in raising both highly established and first time funds. We understand the market and what investors are looking for and have repeatedly been able to drive strong asset and lateral strategy growth in established managers, whilst partnering with the leading managers of tomorrow.

Focused

We are selective about the mandates that we take on and actively limit the number of fundraises that we undertake at any given time – choosing to focus on the quality of our clients and the ability to close their funds as our key metrics for success.

Full Spectrum Advisor

We advise on primary fundraisings as well as GP-led and LP-led secondary transactions to provide our clients with a range of solutions ranging from bespoke mid to large-cap primary fundraisings to complex GP-led secondary solutions, NAV financings and direct funding for single-asset deals. 

In Numbers

4

Offices (London, New York, Hong Kong & Munich)

115

Funds & transactions closed

70

Team Asante

66

$Bn of capital raised and advised

15,585

Live LPs covered

13

Industry awards and counting

1,446

Trees planted (JUST ONE Tree)

15

Languages spoken

Our Clients

We have long-established partnerships with some of the world’s leading fund managers in private markets around the world.

Core values

Operating in a highly competitive and dynamic industry with a group of self-starters who share a passion for high performance, we have built an enviable culture at Asante that is collegial, solutions-driven and high energy. The team consistently strives to exceed client expectations, developing tailored solutions for each capital raising transaction, enabling our clients to shape the funding of their businesses in a coherent fashion and to maximise their sustained future success.

In an industry where the most valuable assets are people, we believe in partnering with teams that have demonstrated an ability to generate market leading returns, who share a high performance culture, who embrace an entrepreneurial spirit and whose interests are aligned with those of their investors. Whilst maintaining a diversified client base covering multiple strategies, we also attribute much of our success to a low volume, quality over quantity, approach.

We share deep knowledge of private capital markets, whether that’s private equity, venture capital, private debt or real assets, and across any geography globally. Coupling that knowledge with a deep understanding of which investors are looking to invest in what types of strategies.

Our team is economically aligned as one tight unit to maximise the outcome of each fundraising in as short a period of time as possible. We believe this cements a close collaborative approach to fundraising and allows us to consistently evaluate how we deliver success to our GPs as the primary objective.

We read and interpret market knowledge and new trends, providing strategic input and advisory support to our GPs with a mindset of meaningfully enhancing and growing client businesses over the medium to longer term.

Our clients like our direct, candid approach which includes providing constructive feedback, always aimed at improving positioning and approach, which in turn is demonstrated through ultimate results.

Through advising on successful offerings across every corner of the globe, we have a set of extensive, deep and diversified investor relationships in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America, all of whom are matched with an equally culturally diverse team and creative solutions in response to specific needs.

We bring an intensity to each fundraising that ensures a successful outcome regardless of the challenges faced, with a record of successfully closing every mandate to date.

People

Our people define our business. We recruit and retain the brightest and the best.