The Capital Grille
1338-46 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 545-9588

Date: Wednesday, February 26th, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Program Presenter:

Richard de Silva, Lateral Investment Management LLC

Speaker Biography

Richard de Silva is Managing Partner and is responsible for leading the day to day investment activities and operations of the firm which include investment origination, underwriting, asset management and fundraising. Richard was previously a General Partner at Highland Capital Partners, a private equity firm that manages more than $3 billion in assets under management. Richard joined Highland in 2003 and focused on investments in growth-stage technology companies. Richard also has held operating roles in several companies as an entrepreneur and senior executive including as Co-Founder, IronPlanet, a marketplace for construction equipment. Richard also worked as an engagement manager at Mercer Management Consulting with a focus on the cable television and advertising industry. He graduated from Harvard College, Cambridge University and Harvard Business School. Richard joined Lateral in 2014.

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GROWTH FUNDING GEARED TO OWNER-OPERATED BUSINESSES

The combination of a short-duration loan and minority equity stake that offers company owners an alternative form of growth financing:

  • More capital availability and flexibility than bank debt
  • Less dilution and fewer control restrictions than buyout firms require
  • Help from a collaborative, value-added partner

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