Manhattan Venture Partners
Founded in 2014, Manhattan Ventures Partners has been integral in the institutionalization of the secondary market for late-stage, venture-backed companies. The firm’s partners are pioneers in the space and have collectively engaged in more than $2 billion in private transactions, including primary and secondary venture investments.
MVP differentiates itself through its unique research and ability to streamline the transaction process by providing a one-stop principal investing and advisory solution to private companies and their various shareholders, as well as GPs and LPs. The firm accomplishes this by bringing together the full expertise of both their private equity and investment banking platforms in partnership with their research team. MVP maintains an extensive global network of family office, hedge fund, private equity, sovereign and private banking investors seeking access to this asset class.
MVP’s research arm, Manhattan Venture Research (“MVR”), is led by Santosh Rao, who was the first analyst to produce research on private technology companies. MVR provides insight for investors in the form of unbiased and cutting-edge private company reports that help alleviate the opacity and informational asymmetry inherent to the venture capital asset class. The team typically publishes at least four company-specific reports and two macro reports per year. Historical reports include Postmates, Slack, Uber, Palantir, and Airbnb. MVR also publishes Venture Bytes, a monthly newsletter, which includes its proprietary Liquidity Watchlist projecting the 25 companies most likely to go public.
MVP manages all aspects of the transaction by managing communication with the buyer, seller, counsel and the company, therefore facilitating an efficient, transparent, issuer-friendly and U.S. regulatory compliant transaction. The partners involvement in tech investments have helped produce over $2 billion in invested capital across 30+ businesses with greater than 20 liquidity events in the form of an IPO or M&A event.
Through the MVP All-Star Fund, MVP Opportunity Fund and VNTR Securities, the firm identifies opportunities and target companies that are well capitalized by top VCs, have rapid growth rates, and that it believes have mitigated risk based on the underlying business, technology, and ability to execute a defined strategy.
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