A boutique consulting and banking firm, Witherspoon Partners has two facets:
Keith Danko, Managing Partner of Witherspoon Partners, talks market opportunity with CNBC Worldwide Exchange host Brian Sullivan, sharing unique investment ideas including single family rentals, shipping and more.
Witherspoon Partners selectively partners with ambitious firms that have an identifiable edge
and that are generating strong uncorrelated returns for investors.
Witherspoon Partners offers high-touch business development strategy consulting to help grow both newer and established firms to the next level. Marketing and communications expertise is at the heart of our advisory, giving firms the ability to focus on their core competency. Witherspoon serves as a true a partner in expanding a firm’s business; as such, we dedicate resources and time to the process of thoroughly understanding our clients and their goals.
Witherspoon Partners provides access to a broad pool of investor relationships spanning from high-net-worth individuals and single family offices to larger pension and sovereign wealth funds. We raise capital through our FINRA-registered broker-dealer subsidiary, Witherspoon Capital Partners. Our understanding of deal structures facilitates even the most complex transaction execution and aligns interests of all parties.
Witherspoon Partners connects investors to a curated deal flow of differentiated and high returning investment opportunities. The opportunities we represent, which span the alternative asset classes—private equity, real estate, venture, hedge funds, shipping, biopharma and others—all possess or are backed by solid track records, significant validation, and the pedigrees of the principals.
With decades of experience in the industry gleaned from both sides of the allocation table, the Witherspoon Partners team works to identify and evaluate promising, high-quality managers and operators. We source compelling strategies and firms that we believe offer high value-add to investors.
There is a prevailing feeling among investors that we are late in the cycle, with overpricing a worry across markets, whether in public/private equity, or in real estate. Following a historically long bull market, people are also worried about market corrections and rising interest rates, among other concerns. However, there are ample pockets of opportunity for those who are willing to look off the beaten path, all which can offer unique alpha to a portfolio.Read More
Impact. Responsible investing. ESG. SRI. UNPRI. There’s been a flock to impact/ESG (environmental, social, governance focused) investing and a flurry of acronyms in the investment landscape of late, and perhaps even a misappropriation and overuse of impact nomenclature (after all, traditional private equity and hedge funds can be impactful). Impact investing is getting top billing …Read More
First loss is rapidly becoming popular, though many still don’t understand its mechanics. Bloomberg reports that John Paulson has signed up with three of the industry’s top first-loss providers. Witherspoon Partners Founding Partner Keith Danko shared his thoughts on the topic, as quoted in this Bloomberg headline story from April 23, 2018: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-23/paulson-levers-up-bets-seeking-big-fees-while-risking-his-moneyRead More
Scholar, leader, and patriot. An influential minister who emigrated to America to become president of what would become Princeton University, he was a delegate to the Continental Congress, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a Founding Father of the United States.