History of Vandewater
VANDEWATER Capital Holdings was established in 2008. From its inception until 2012, it acted primarily as the private equity arm of Jesta Group, a diversified family office, overseeing various investments through all stages of their lifecycle.
In 2012, relying on a strong record of enhancing portfolio values, Vandewater built best in class systems and protocols which would enable it to scale its expertise by offering institutions and funds an opportunity to invest alongside its financial and operational capital, on an individual transaction basis.
Vandewater’s dedicated team of professionals source, structure, invest in and operate varied companies and assets in North America and Western Europe. Vandewater has acquired, created and operated enterprises primarily in the sectors of heavy industry, technology, financial services, real estate and hospitality.
Vandewater counts among its investment partners U.S. public companies, institutions and the United States Government (Dept. Of Defense). Vandewater is a counterparty to Fortune 100 companies, large institutions, banks and funds while its various service providers are globally recognized.
Timeline of Vandewater’s Investments:
Purchased and managed nearly one thousand whole residential loans across all 50 states providing homeowners with nearly $50M in loan balance reductions. (JEA Credit Opportunities)
Became one of the first private investors in the country to be certified under the US government-sponsored TALF program and acquired asset-based loan positions thereunder. (Blackwells Asset Management)
Transformed and re-branded a 243-room Connecticut hotel into an award winning property. (Crowne Plaza Danbury)
Acquired and operated a global digital content company from Newscorp with offices and operations in 18 countries headquartered in Berlin, Germany. (Jesta Digital)
Acquired a refinery-operating company based in Paramount, California producing bio-diesel and green jet fuel that has received federal funding from the Department of Defense. (AltAir Fuels)
Built a mobile advertising network specialized in publisher-yield optimization with 60 employees in five countries prior to divestiture. Motility Ads applies a quantitive approach to mobile data mining, analytics and targeting, providing a data-driven understanding of consumer behavior, connecting mobile and web users to the world’s top brands. (Motility Ads)
Assembled a team of technology and media experts who are currently developing an innovative digital product focused on information technology and crowd-directed news content. (Vandewater Media)
Partnered with and provided growth capital to Alley, a preeminent brand and force in the collaborative work space arena that offers a supportive community for entrepreneurs and early stage businesses. (Alley)
Provided growth capital to Xsight Systems, a provider of advanced runway sensor solutions. Xsight’s patented technologies are collocated with runway edge lights and provide a leading solution that improves runway safety and efficiency. (Xsight Systems)