52 Capital Partners, LLC Commemorates Firm’s One-Year Anniversary

52 Capital Partners, LLC | May 2, 2019

52 Capital Partners, LLC’s Founder & CEO David P. Willard Marks Firm’s One-Year Anniversary with Selected Highlights

May 2, 2019 – San Mateo, California 

On May 2, 2019, 52 Capital Partners, LLC’s Founder & Chief Executive Officer David P. Willard marked the one-year anniversary of the founding of 52 Capital Partners, LLC with selected highlights covering important firm achievements and developments over the prior twelve months.

Selected Highlights from Year #1

  • Founded on May 2, 2018

  • 12 clients

  • 9 transactions

  • 5 M&A deals

  • $560.8 million in deal value

  • 58.2% operating margins

  • Fully boot-strapped from scratch with Founder’s own capital

  • No debt incurred

  • No line of credit

  • No outside equity investment accepted

  • $152+ billion in career deal value completed by firm’s team members to date

  • Within first 6 months, firm already recognized as a “growing force in international M&A transactions” by Steve Forbes-founded business magazine, Business Today (Oct. 2018)

  • 88x international markets in which 52 Capital Partners’ clients operate & distribute

  • Clients span software, technology, financial services, consumer, food, spirits, highnet worth individuals, former U.S. Cabinet member

  • Clients span the United States (10x) and Canada (2x)

  • Expansion of 52 Capital Partners’ M&A bench—Mark Szczuka: Managing Director; ex-U.S. Navy, including 5x years & 3x deployments across EMEA/AsiaPacific/LatAm; formerly at Ridgehouse Capital; M.B.A. Notre Dame, B.A. Notre Dame

  • 2x Keynote Speeches by Founder & CEO David P. Willard—National Committee on U.S.-China Relations in New York City (Apr. 2019); Business Today’s 44th International Conference at The Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City (Nov. 2018)

  • 52 Gives™ donates to American Red Cross (supporting families hurt by California's wildfires) and Stand Up To Cancer (supporting new science & research)

  • 1,800+ applications for 5x spots in 52 Capital Partners’ 2019 Global Leadership Program

  • 2019 Global Leadership Program applicants hailed from 18 countries, 32 graduate schools, 24 business schools, 8 law schools, 98 universities, 28 U.S. states

  • 0.3% acceptance rate for 2019 Global Leadership Program

  • 5x Global Leadership Program Analysts—4x Princeton, 1x Berkeley

  • Formation of 52 Capital Partners’ new private equity subsidiary—52 Capital Group, LLC

  • Expansion of private equity team at 52 Capital Group, LLC.

  • 52 Capital Partners recognized by 6x leading international media organizations: Bloomberg News (2x), Forbes, Financial Times, Business Insider, Business Today Magazine (2x), eFinancial Careers (2x)

  • YouTube features Founder & CEO David P. Willard’s full Keynote Address delivered at Experts Discussion with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations (Apr. 2019).

  • Founder & CEO David P. Willard invited to guest-lecture on international M&A, China and private equity at 7x leading American universities and graduate schools— Princeton University, Harvard Business School, Yale Law School, Haas School of Business at University of California-Berkeley, NYU Law, Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, Washington University School of Law

  • 52 Capital Partners’ M&A prowess featured in 2x leading American podcasts, Policy Punchline (Princeton University, Feb. 2019) and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations (Apr. 2019)

  • Yale Law School appoints Founder & CEO David P. Willard to serve on law school’s Mentor-in-Residence Program, a select group of leading private sector executives and policymakers

  • Roll-out of 52 Capital Partners’ new Quarterly China M&A Review, with release of first issue anticipated in May 2019

  • Launch of 52 Street™, comprised of 52 Capital Partners’ 3x impact initiatives: The 52 Institute™, The 52 Forum™, 52 Gives™

  • Release of 52 Capital Partners’ inaugural Annual Letter of the Founder (Dec. 2018), highlighting firm’s founding & mission, M&A deal highlights, market insights on China, strategic objectives for 2019

  • Blue-chip Advisory Board—former Fortune 100® execs from Goldman Sachs, Google, ExxonMobil, Facebook/Instagram, Bridgewater Associates, and currently at Farmer Bros., Chatham House, Beautiful Destinations, Lazard, U.S. Endodontics Partners

  • The 52 Talks™ features Founder & CEO David P. Willard’s discussions with Seven Seas Music and Lune on entrepreneurship, innovation, women founders

  • The 52 Institute™ releases 2x thought-leadership pieces on China M&A and property rights reforms in China

  • 52 Capital Partners selected as lead author for Lexology’s new annual China M&A Review, with global circulation to 400,000 practitioners, including 240,000 in-house counsel, with first issue anticipated in Fall 2019

  • Roll-out of 52 Capital Partners’ new website—www.52capitalpartners.com—depicting images from 19th-Century hand-crafted antique map showing geographies and commercial trading routes between North America and China during early 1800s

  • 52 Capital Partners’ inaugural annual conference, The 52 Forum™, to convene on May 14th in New York City, with 1x Keynote and 3x interactive Panels discussing sustainability, entrepreneurship, innovation and U.S.-China relations with leading entrepreneurs, founders, investors, executives

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About 52 Capital Partners, LLC

52 Capital Partners, LLC is an independent advisory firm that provides strategic advisory services to the senior management teams, Founders and Boards of Directors of corporations, investment firms, family-owned enterprises and entrepreneurial ventures faced with transformational, complex or high-stakes transactions in North America and China. 52 Capital Partners, LLC harnesses its expertise on China matters and its breadth of experience in investment banking, mergers and acquisitions law and principal investing to deliver high-impact, solutions-based advice in connection with consequential mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions in North America and China. 52 Capital Partners, LLC is headquartered in Silicon Valley.

For more information on 52 Capital Partners, LLC, please visit: http://www.52capitalpartners.com.