Private Capital Investing

A multi-asset class investment business focusing on all levels of capital structures on a risk-adjusted return basis, both in private and publicly traded companies.

We use our own financial resources to provide structured equity and other capital solutions to mid-sized privately-owned businesses for growth, acquisitions, internationalization and recapitalizations.

We seek to invest in growing private companies and serve as a partner with management.

Initially, we are able to commit resources in a single transaction ranging in size from 20 million euros to 200 million euros.  Subsequently, we also have the ability to support the growth of our portfolio companies with supplemental capital.

We enjoy significant flexibility in the kinds of investments we engage in. First, we focus on understanding the underlying intrinsic value of private businesses, enabling us to invest creatively and in a broad spectrum of opportunities. In addition, our balance sheet allows us to develop one-stop financing solutions in a simple capital structure that eliminates syndication risk, favoring fast and reliable closings.

WHY GALA CAPITAL

We are able to provide middle-market companies with flexible and custom-made capital solutions while acting as a value-adding partner towards management and other stakeholders. Our long history as an investment firm allows us to focus our partnership on the underlying financial assets and understanding the company’s needs.

Our capabilities present prospective and existing clients with clear advantages.

Flexibility and Creativity

Our professional direct investment teams have the ability to think outside traditional private equity parameters as we have no external investor constituency. We can structure creative securities as a lead, minority, or co-investor, and can provide both debt and equity financing.

Tailored Investment Packages

Each company we work with is unique and requires a carefully constructed investment solution. We give each of the companies we invest in the opportunity to help create the structure that works best for them.

Value Enhancement

Our team assists management in identifying and executing value enhancement initiatives. We limit our involvement to initiatives expected to cause clear value creation and we measure success accordingly.

Extended Resources

One way that we add significant value to management and other stakeholders of our portfolio companies is by providing them with access to our industry experts, vendors and customers, add-on acquisition targets and opportunities for exits.

Deep Industry Knowledge

We work closely with experts across Gala Capital’s consolidated network to gain deep insight and expertise across industry sectors and generate competitive dynamics. Our team’s strong experience investing in the industries in which we participate serves as an advantage to management teams.

Speed and Certainty

Working with a single capital provider provides the ability to move quickly when wanting to finalize transactions.

Transaction Type

Growth equity

Acquisition capital

Recapitalizations

Pre-IPO financing

Selective restructurings