Why Was Capitama created?
From the founders experience it is clear that the private capital markets are not working properly. The greater concentration of capital in fewer firms means minimum investment levels have increased substantially, creating a significant funding gap that is affecting the growth of high quality businesses and lending businesses/platforms that can make a meaningful impact on the economy.
Investment in alternative asset classes for institutional and sophisticated investors is going through dramatic change as investors are becoming more reluctant to commit capital for long periods nor pay commitment fees that are not related to performance. This is creating a growing trend of ‘deal by deal’ investing, which is still in its infancy.
In the current economic climate it is imperative for financial investors to add value to their portfolio companies given the constant challenges most companies face. Most firms struggle to build strong networks of highly relevant people that can help ensure companies execute their plans successfully.
The global economy remains a low interest rate environment, with little or no return on cash. This is likely to last for the foreseeable future given the high levels of national debt. This means there is a substantial amount of capital seeking yield, ranging from individuals, companies, pension funds and public sector bodies. The public markets are failing to create enough viable investment opportunities that generate strong yields with low risk.
Capitama’s overall mission is to make the allocation of capital more efficient in the economy.
The Founding Team.
Brett de Bank
Brett is the Founder of Capitama. Loves working with early stage companies and entrepreneurs with cool ideas and businesses that change the world in a positive way.
He is a finance based entrepreneur with a portfolio of interests from fin-tech to bio-tech and has spent the past 10 years focused exclusively on private capital markets. He has 15 years broad banking and commercial finance experience, formerly an Analyst at Goldman Sachs International and Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch.
He has undertaken a number of roles advising firms such as Weight partners Capital LLP, Columbia Threadneedle Investments and the Bank of London & the Middle East PLC. Brett is a Non-Executive Director to ChainVine, a Decentralised Ledger Technology company.
Brett has a 1st Class BSc (Hons) (Econ) Economics, Finance & Banking from the University of Portsmouth and a BSc (Hons) Environmental Health from King’s College, London.
A huge fan of Iron Maiden and Liverpool FC