Karan Rai | Founder & CEO
LETTER FROM OUR FOUNDER
Welcome to ASGARD Partners & Co. It’s my pleasure to introduce you to our firm.
The world doesn’t need another investment firm. What the world can certainly benefit from, however, is a very different kind of investment firm – one that is focused on changing how we think about business. One that is built on a premise that purpose and profit must coexist for a company to be successful in the long run.
At ASGARD, we take a fresh approach to the investments business. We employ three distinct perspectives generated by first hand experiences of our team that allow us to bring unique and valuable insights to our investment opportunities. These distinct perspectives are:
- Operational Expertise: We have run, turned around, and grown middle market companies both big and small in our roles as Presidents and CEOs
- Capital Markets Expertise: We have raised billions of dollars in debt and equity for companies as investment bankers at some of the biggest firms on Wall Street
- Professional Investing Expertise: We have made direct capital investments, both debt and equity, into many companies and achieved above market returns as professional investors at some of the most prestigious investment firms
These multiple perspectives are a real differentiator because we bring experiential, not theoretical, knowledge of all three domains. This experience is fundemental to how our private equity business analyzes, executes, and manages investments. We view each transaction from all three perspectives and then design a creative solution.
Typically, bankers are career bankers, investors are career investors, and operating executives are career executives. We’ve assembled a team that merges those three loosely related yet very distinct disciplines into a complete approach to finance and investing. There is an old saying, you can’t lead people to somewhere you’ve never been. We at ASGARD have been there and can be your trusted guides.
We believe that something as simple as an intention can be a powerful disruptor. It is our sincere intention to have an impact, to serve and support entrepreneurs, management teams, and institutional investors who are building or supporting purpose driven companies and want to make a difference in the world.
We only work with companies that align with our beliefs as outlined in our Ten Founding Truths below. If you believe what we believe, then let’s join forces and make a difference. Welcome to the Realm of Possible. Welcome to ASGARD Partners & Co.