Exit Flexibility

Exit Flexibility for Private Equity Shareholders

Since 2001, W Capital has provided liquidity for investors looking to monetize their minority investments in private equity backed companies. W Capital also invests primary capital to support portfolio company growth concurrent with liquidity transactions as well as over the duration of investment. W Capital’s solutions provide tangible benefits for the selling shareholder as well as for remaining shareholders, through improved alignment of investor time horizon and reduction of capital constraints, enabling companies to focus on optimizing long term equity value.

W Capital has completed more than 80 transactions with a long list of referenceable counterparties including leading worldwide general partners, financial institutions and company founders. W Capital has raised more than $1.7 billion of committed capital and has made investments in more than 100 private equity backed portfolio companies.

High certainty of successful transaction completion is a key differentiating factor for us. W Capital has completed transactions with many of the world’s leading investors by being discreet, efficient, and providing a high probability of closure. Our firm’s partners constitute the investment committee and have complete discretion over our transactions.

Our transactions have satisfied a range of unique strategic objectives such as:
High Growth Company Transaction for founders, early investors and employees to partially monetize holdings and simultaneously raise growth capital for the company
Venture Capital Fund Partial or full exit of an investment that has achieved material returns but the fund prefers earlier realization than other shareholders
Private Equity Fund Sold down minority equity stake of a portfolio company to realize partial gain, allowing sponsor to maintain exit control and extend timeframe to full exit
Mezzanine Lender Divested equity positions in companies where its debt has been redeemed
Hedge Fund Reduced exposure to illiquid investments to address concentration levels
Fortune 500 Company Monetize investments that were made for strategic purposes but are no longer core to company strategy
Founder / Angel Partial exit of holdings to proactively diversify for estate planning purposes
Financial Institution Generated liquidity from private investment portfolio to recycle capital into more yield oriented investments

Transaction Criteria

Company Profiles
  • Market leaders in their respective industries
  • Stages including late stage venture, growth equity and buyout co-investment
  • Companies with revenues greater than $25 million
  • Profitable or clear path to profitability and growing both revenue and cash flow
  • Sectors including financial services, business services, technology, media, consumer, industrials and healthcare