Founded in 2004, Capital Alliance Partners (CAP) is a leading London based FCA-regulated independent investment and advisory boutique.
Capital Investment and Origination
We invest and provide strategic and capital origination advice to emerging and established alternative investment managers with a particular focus on venture capital and private equity. Over the past 15 years, CAP has successfully advised, raised and allocated over $2bn in private equity and venture capital funds across the US, EMEA and Asia.
Our objective is to identify, invest in and collaborate with leading innovative and experienced investors and investment managers to achieve above average risk adjusted returns for itself and its family office, wealth management and institutional investment partners.
Strategic Capital Origination
We invest and provide strategic advice to early stage innovative technology companies to support their rapid international growth and expansion.
We provide access to early stage capital from leading global venture capital and corporate venture capital investors and advice on building collaborative and successful capital syndicates.
Through our strong international network and knowledge of the innovation white spaces and requirements of Fortune 1000 companies, we are able to deliver lucrative revenue pathways for our clients. We focus on advising companies that provide innovative solutions and disrupt traditional industries.
We selectively invest our time, money, reputation, energy and network to deliver a successful outcome for all our stakeholders. We are a creative entrepreneurial firm that actively engages and seeks to develop strong and long term relationships with all our strategic partners.
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
SHARING INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Our investment partners value our ability to understand their investment requirements and interests and to share carefully selected, vetted and well prepared attractive investment opportunities.
EARLY AND GROWTH STAGE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Our entrepreneurs value our ability to support them with the challenges of building a technology company through support in revenue growth, investment & capital syndication and strategic exit pathways.
CORPORATE INNOVATION BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Our corporate partners value our knowledge of the tech innovation ecosystem in the US, Europe and Asia and our ability to guide them beyond their traditional growth mechanisms (M&A and R&D) and to amplify this through venture investing and accelerator and incubation programs.
We’ve assembled a highly competent team from some of the best, brightest, most innovative, entrepreneurial minds out there.
Arnaud van der Wyck (Advisor)
Arnaud started his career as an investment banker working in corporate finance and equity capital markets at UBS Warburg in London. His areas of focus while at UBS was technology, telecoms and large privatisations. In 2001 he joined London based Shore Capital Group as the Head of the Private Equity Financial Sponsors team, where he focussed primarily on technology and real estate transactions. Arnaud founded CAP in 2004 and has since been responsible for over 40 successful advisory strategic capital mandates across the alternative asset spectrum with a particular focus on real estate, private equity and venture capital. Arnaud is a board member of Riva Asset Management in Luxembourg, Partner at Sway Ventures and senior advisor to Life Science Partners (a leading global healthcare investor).
Arnaud holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Rotterdam University and is an FCA registered representative.
Philip has spent 30 years in investment banking and real estate in London and New York. First at Baring Brothers he concentrated on UK/US cross border transactions, both industrial and property related. This was followed by 3 years as a real estate principal at his own New York firm, Manhattan Capital Partners.On returning to the UK he spent 12 years on the board of Samuel Montagu in charge of their corporate finance origination unit. Most recently he was for 8 years a senior partner of PriceWaterHouseCoopers, where as Head of Lead Advisory he developed the firm’s market leadership in UK public-to-private takeovers. A number of these involved major hotel and property groups, their institutional shareholders and bank lenders.
Philip graduated from Balliol College Oxford with a BA Honours in English, followed by a DpBA at Manchester Business School.
Dhruv’s arena of expertise is within Private Equity, Real Estate, and Infrastructure and with strong investor network in the Middle East and Asia. Previously, Dhruv represented an Investment Office in China and following which Dhruv was Asset Allocation Director at Strategic Assets Partners LLP in London.
Dhruv graduated in Economics from Warwick University and earned his MSc thereafter from the London School of Economics.
Adam’s area of expertise is within Private Equity, Venture Capital and Hedge Funds focussed on the US market. He also serves as a Partner of the venture capital firm Sway Ventures. Previously, he led all business development at CommonWealth Opportunity Capital, a global macro hedge fund, from inception to assets in excess of $1.25 billion. Adam joined CommonWealth from Drobny Global, a macro-focused research firm where he was responsible for manager selection, portfolio management and business development for the firm’s global macro fund. Additionally, Adam worked at Goldman Sachs covering institutions on the municipal securities desk from 2004 to 2009 and began his career with UBS in New York.
Adam attended Miami University in Ohio where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics.