Family Capital Partners (“FCP”), is a conduit of long-term equity capital from Family Offices
and patient capital investors to growing Family Owned Companies looking for trustworthy,
value-added and like-minded capital partners
“Families Investing in Families”
Family Capital Partners was established by de Visscher & Co. to match the long-term capital needs of Family Businesses with the long-term direct investment preferences of Family Offices (“Patient Capital”).
For a number of growing Family Businesses, the management of the family wealth requires the assistance of a private equity partner for shareholder liquidity needs, risk diversification and/or acquisitions and growth financing. As the long-term holders of the family stewardship and the family patient capital, the family shareholders wish to partner with longer-term, like-minded and trustworthy equity partners.
Single Family Offices looking to make long-term equity investments are unique sources of capital to family business because of their discretion, their long-term investment orientation and their understanding of the stewardship of the family wealth.
Family Capital Partners gathers long-term equity capital from Family Offices and other patient capital sources, either singularly or under an equity syndicate to make direct investments in family companies. Family Capital Partners is also in the process of constructing a pledge fund of Family Offices to act as an “anchor” investment partner to Family Businesses.
Benefits to Family Offices and Other Patient Capital Sources
- Long-term partner / Stable equity capital base
- Funding both business growth and family liquidity
- High value-added capital partners
- Like-minded investors
- Participative governance
Family offices are provided an opportunity to become a value-added capital partner to the owners and managers of growing family and closely-held business.
Through FCP, Family Offices will have access to highly attractive, industry leading companies on a direct investment basis. This allows Family Offices to select targeted opportunities to allocate their investment capital while achieving attractive investment returns.
Benefits to Family Businesses
- High quality, pre-screened investment opportunities
- Transparent, long-term investments
- No "blind pool" risk
- "Club Investment" with other families
- Attractive risk/return
The family and closely-held Company are provided an opportunity to partner with patient capital sources that share a long-term investment horizon and an understanding of the family business model.
This type of value-added partnership allows the Company to meet both its short-term (provide a measure of immediate liquidity and asset diversification) and long-term (align the Company’s future with a capital partner to help achieve organic growth and provide supportive acquisition financing) capital requirements without the burden of intermediate investor liquidity pressures.
Below are some clients for whom we provided Family Capital Partner Services: