Distinctive Vision. Conservative Methods. Operational Expertise.
Vandewater invests primarily in established businesses, and opportunistically in earlier stage ventures, where the firm’s long term outlook and its operational and financial expertise underpin enhanced value generation for all stakeholders.


Vandewater Capital Holdings’ dedicated team of professionals source, structure, invest in and operate companies and assets primarily in North America and Western Europe. Vandewater has acquired, created and operated enterprises primarily in the sectors of heavy industry, clean energy, technology, financial services and real estate.

Vandewater counts among its investment partners U.S. Public Companies, Institutions and the United States Government (Dept. Of Defense).

Vandewater has supported existing businesses, and built new ones, at times in highly disruptive sectors, coupling its’ roots in fundamentals with a vision of innovation. We believe that each story of success is dependent on shared values and varied cultures, conservative methods and risk taking, operational know-how and re-imagination of the status quo.


Jason Aintabi founded and leads Vandewater Capital, a platform to invest in and operate private equity businesses. In addition to his day-to-day role at Vandewater, Mr. Aintabi leads Blackwells Capital, an alternative investment manager which he founded in 2016, as a platform to invest in public market securities globally.

From 2013 until 2016, Mr. Aintabi was Chairman and CEO of AltAir Fuels, a partnership between Vandewater, Delek (NYSE:DK) and the U.S Dept. of Defense. AltAir Fuels is the first refinery globally to produce bio-based jet fuel at scale. Mr. Aintabi was formerly the Managing Member and CEO of Jesta Digital from the time of its acquisition in 2010 from Newscorp (Nasdaq:NWS) to its disposition in 2014. From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Aintabi was the Chairman of Alley holdings, a co-working enterprise funded primarily by Verizon (NYSE:VZ). In addition, Mr. Aintabi has held CEO and BoD roles in Hospitality, Real Estate and Media.