Sponsors and Partners
Stafford Capital Partners (www.staffordcp.com) is a leading private markets investment and advisory group with a global presence and $5.3 billion under management and advice. Stafford works with a wide range of institutions like pension funds and insurance companies to deliver returns with a high cash yield through active investing across private markets segments such as infrastructure, timberland, agriculture & food, green growth private equity, and venture.
The company works diligently and creatively to find the best investment opportunities across a range of market sectors and accesses these opportunities with a focus on secondary transactions that significantly reduce the blind-pool-risk and avoid negative J-curve effects. Stafford is owned entirely by its principals – principals who have spent their careers investing in the private markets on behalf of clients with relationships spanning decades. While underpinned by investment performance, Stafford supports clients with complete integrity, open communication and a philosophy of responsible investing. Stafford is committed to and proud signatory of the PRIs since 2010.
Chi Impact Capital (https://chi-impact.com/) is an independent Impact Fund Manager based in Zurich. Our purpose is to assist qualified investors achieve both: attractive financial returns, while simultaneously being pro-active enablers of positive and systemic change.
Chi Impact Capital invests in a new species of entrepreneurs in Europe with an integrated business mission to serve a critical social or environmental issue. These companies provide a strong growth potential next to transformative and typically tech-heavy solutions across the following impact themes: Circular Economy & Conscious Commerce, Green innovation & Energy Efficiency, Affordable and Climate Resilient Healthcare, Food Safety & Security, and Smart Infrastructure & Mobility.
Aqua Capital (https://aqua.capital/) is a private equity firm focusing on growth control investments in mid-market companies throughout the Brazilian and South American agribusiness and food value chain, managing $650 million in AUM.
Since our inception in 2009, we have allocated over $440 million through twenty-four control acquisitions organized in thirteen platforms. Aqua Capital has the largest dedicated agribusiness private equity team in the region, and one of the largest globally.
Our investment model is based on professionalizing and growing mid-market companies and executing roll-ups, originating unique, proprietary opportunities through our deep sector knowledge. We are the most award-winning firm in Latin America for ESG standards and practices, and the first private equity firm in Latin America certified as Great Place to Work®.