Alternative investment solutions in illiquid asset classes are becoming increasingly popular. Higher risk-adjusted returns, protection against inflation or lower correlation with liquid asset classes are just some of the benefits. At the same time, they also place greater demands on investors, especially with regard to market access, know-how and risk management. The team at Stratfields has extensive experience in the private debt and real estate markets from a consulting, provider and investor perspective and has access to a rich network of partners and investors in these areas.

Our added value consists of finding or developing investment solutions through innovation and/or by identifying niches in the market, where the risk premium is a smaller portion of the overall return. Other return drivers include illiquidity, complexity, market access or smaller transaction sizes, for which only a small number of appropriate providers exist.

Venture Capital

Venture capital is not only characterised by very high return opportunities, but also by a high volatility of profits up to the complete loss of the capital – especially in the case of direct investments. The selection of the most attractive business models and most capable founding teams as well as the effective management of the investment over its entire life cycle are therefore even more important than with investments in the stock market.

Through our excellent network, we receive a regular and high-quality deal flow. Personal recommendation by long-standing business partners or direct contact with the founder team is of utmost importance. Our rejection rate is high. This is because we only accept mandates from companies in which we would theoretically also invest ourselves. An extensive due diligence of the market, business and financial model as well as the management team precedes every mandate agreement.

We know venture capital funds not only from the client’s point of view, but also as an investor in the context of our capital raising mandates. We get to know not only the sales force, but also the investment managers and processes, which allows us to assess aspiration and reality first-hand. We are happy to arrange contacts to what we consider to be the best funds for our investment clients and provide direct access to the top management or portfolio management.

Stratfields – Venture Capital

Venture Capital

Stratfields – Venture Capital

Venture capital is not only characterised by very high return opportunities, but also by a high volatility of profits up to the complete loss of the capital – especially in the case of direct investments. The selection of the most attractive business models and most capable founding teams as well as the effective management of the investment over its entire life cycle are therefore even more important than with investments in the stock market.

Through our excellent network, we receive a regular and high-quality deal flow. Personal recommendation by long-standing business partners or direct contact with the founder team is of utmost importance. Our rejection rate is high. This is because we only accept mandates from companies in which we would theoretically also invest ourselves. An extensive due diligence of the market, business and financial model as well as the management team precedes every mandate agreement.

We know venture capital funds not only from the client’s point of view, but also as an investor in the context of our capital raising mandates. We get to know not only the sales force, but also the investment managers and processes, which allows us to assess aspiration and reality first-hand. We are happy to arrange contacts to what we consider to be the best funds for our investment clients and provide direct access to the top management or portfolio management.

Private Debt

Together with our London partner company SCIO Capital LLP, , which we founded in 2009 with a team of former Deutsche Bank managers, we cover the entire range of services in the private debt asset class (i.e. over-the-counter debt instruments):

  • Access and identification of attractive investment opportunities

  • Structuring of transactions

  • Management of private debt portfolios

  • Provision of debt capital (e.g. mezzanine capital, bridge loans or risk-retention finance as part of securitisations)

  • Selection of appropriate private debt managers and products

  • Provision of in-house investment funds and managed accounts in the “secured private debt” sector

  • Mediation of co-investors

  • Provision of a fully regulated Luxembourg fund platform

Real Estate

In the advisory and consulting business and asset management we have built up a high level of expertise in investments and financing operations in the real estate sector and have a wide network of trusted cooperation partners. In the real estate sector, we develop investment concepts primarily for large institutional investors, which enable them to achieve above-average returns with a favourable risk profile.

We typically develop the investment idea, find appropriate partners for the real estate aspects, identify suitable investors and tailor the investment solution to their needs.
Besides creating our own investment concepts, we also help banks and asset managers develop and place attractive and innovative investment solutions with which they can offer their customers specific added value.

Real Estate

In the advisory and consulting business and asset management we have built up a high level of expertise in investments and financing operations in the real estate sector and have a wide network of trusted cooperation partners. In the real estate sector, we develop investment concepts primarily for large institutional investors, which enable them to achieve above-average returns with a favourable risk profile.

We typically develop the investment idea, find appropriate partners for the real estate aspects, identify suitable investors and tailor the investment solution to their needs.
Besides creating our own investment concepts, we also help banks and asset managers develop and place attractive and innovative investment solutions with which they can offer their customers specific added value.

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