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West Avenue Capital provides venture funding and business development services to best-of-breed early-stage companies.

Our team consists of diversified and experienced executives and investment professionals. Our members have consistently demonstrated success in their field, executing in areas such as venture investment, project financing, business development and economic development. We invest our time in early and mid-stage companies with proprietary technology, differentiating intellectual property and strong growth opportunities.

 

Venture Funding & Investments

West Avenue Capital focuses its investment activities on companies that exploit significant returns in our chosen markets. View our disclosed investment portfolio for more details.

 

Business Development Services

West Avenue Capital’s business development services accelerate both client objectives and portfolio company growth. In our role as trusted advisors to Wall Street firms and government agencies, we are able to connect real opportunities with the best emerging technologies. We focus our efforts and due diligence on opportunities identified by relationships within these areas.

West Avenue Capital’s team leverages their years of industry leadership on Wall Street and other industries to maintain trusted advisor relationships with leading firms and agencies. Our advisory status allows us to quickly connect leading technologies with market opportunities. West Avenue Capital enables its portfolio companies to exploit market opportunities and beat their competition.

 

Economic Development Solutions

West Avenue Capital works closely with state and local officials to preserve and strengthen the economic base by helping create sustainable and distinctive companies and jobs in local communities. We help companies, entrepreneurs and cities and counties by connecting opportunities with locations and people that will benefit. West Avenue Capital has secured over $100mm in tax credits and incentives for its portfolio companies.

 

Services

Asset-Based Lending

Asset-Based Lending

Our niche approach to asset-based lending means that West Avenue Capital can provide more flexible solutions to our clients. West Avenue Capital works with best of breed companies in our chosen markets to provide competitive financing solutions.

Venture Funding & Investments

Venture Funding & Investments

West Avenue Capital focuses its investment activities on companies that exploit significant returns in our chosen markets. View our disclosed portfolio for more details.

Current markets of focus are:

Technology

Financial Services

Natural Resources

Real Estate

Special Situations Group

Special Situations Group

West Avenue Capital’s Special Situations Group accelerates our client objectives. In our role as trusted advisors to financial services firms and government entities, we are able to focus our efforts and due diligence on opportunities identified by key relationships.

West Avenue Capital’s team leverages their years of industry leadership across multiple industries to maintain trusted advisor relationships with leading firms and agencies. Our advisory status allows us to quickly provide solutions that solve market opportunities.

Economic Development Solutions

Economic Development Solutions

West Avenue Capital works closely with national, regional and local officials to preserve and strengthen the economic base by helping create sustainable and distinctive companies and jobs in local communities. We help companies, entrepreneurs, cities and countries by connecting opportunities with the locations and people that will benefit. West Avenue Capital has secured over significant tax credits and incentives for its portfolio companies and has created thousands of jobs worldwide.

Advantages

THE WEST AVENUE CAPITAL ADVANTAGE

Our niche approach to asset-based lending means that West Avenue Capital clients have more flexibility for their own pursuits. West Avenue Capital works with best of breed companies in our chosen markets.

WHY ASSET-BASED LOANS?

Finding liquidity can be challenging and expensive. Traditional investment houses and banks are an option, but typically these options have an incredible amount of red tape to navigate and less-than-desirable LTV ratios.

Efficiency, speed and flexibility are rare when it comes to capital. This is why West Avenue Capital has chosen to provide an alternative source of capital for individual investors and businesses. Our asset-based loans use equities and other marketable assets as loan collateral for a fixed period, typically a term of two – five years.

A borrower may choose to enter into a transaction with West Avenue Capital if he or she has stock in a listed company and believes the stock will appreciate in value in the coming years. Rather than liquidate his or her position in the company, the borrower transfers the shares as collateral to West Avenue Capital and receives the loan proceeds.

One of the most important features of our stock loan is security for the borrower. If the company stock appreciates during the loan term, the borrower retains 100% of the market value at maturity. Borrowers receive more attractive terms, including interest rates that are lower than what is offered by other financing vehicles.

Our asset-based loans are “non-purpose”, which allows the borrower to invest the proceeds as needed. Whether used to expand a business, retire more expensive debt, or for personal reasons, our clients have more flexibility with their capital.

SECURITY

West Avenue Capital offers borrowers institutional security. All transactions are executed using industry standard methods and trusted legal and accounting partners.

LOW, FIXED RATES

West Avenue Capital is a fixed-term facility with below-market fixed interest rates as low as 3%.

NON-RECOURSE LOANS

West Avenue Capital transactions are non-recourse, meaning the lender’s recovery is limited to the collateral pledge. Eligible collateral includes publicly traded stocks listed on most major exchanges and other marketable assets.

CLIENT RETAINS ALL DIVIDENDS AND MARKET APPRECIATION

At the end of the loan term and repayment of the loan, all pledged collateral is returned to the borrower.

HIGH LOAN-TO-VALUES

West Avenue Capital offers loan-to-value ratios of up to 75%.

FAST AND EFFICIENT

From first contact to funding, the entire process can be completed in five to seven business days depending on collateral offered.

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Portfolio

West Avenue Capital’s investment portfolio is mainly composed by companies from several areas including cloud computing, infrastructure, high frequency trading, and aerospace.

Cloudsoft Evident Software Enigmatec Corporation
(acquired by iWave)
Facebook Inc. Ibrix
(acquired by HP)
 JetAds
Librato
Novasparks Opalis
(acquired by Microsoft)
Qumranet
(acquired by RedHat)
RNA Networks
(acquired by Dell)
Signacert
(acquired by Harris Corporation)
Spectrum Aeronautical StratusASP SuperMicro
Twitter Inc.  Vyatta
(acquired by Brocade Communication Systems)

 

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West Avenue Capital
One Thorndal Circle
Darien, Connecticut 06820
United States of America
Email: info@wacmp.com
Phone: +1.+1.212.714.8300
West Avenue Capital Ltd.
Arch. Makariou III, 206
CHRYSALIA COURT 5th floor
3030 Limassol, Cyprus
Email: info@wacmp.com
Phone: +41.215.880.619