VII Peaks-KBR to employ Co-Optivist™ Approach
Palo Alto, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 12, 2011
Palo Alto and New York based KBR Capital Partners, an innovative alternative investments company, has announced advancement of its progressive multi-manager strategy, designed to deliver a diversified and distinctive array of investment opportunities to individual and institutional investors. San Francisco based VII Peaks Capital has partnered with KBR to form VII Peaks-KBR in order to build a platform featuring investment programs utilizing the VII Peaks Capital Co-Optivist™ (“cooperative activism”) approach.
The Co-Optivist™ approach is a proprietary strategy developed by VII Peaks Capital to acquire discounted corporate debt securities of public companies that have a perceived risk of near term liquidity issues, but that also have solid fundamentals and business prospects, including historical revenue growth, positive cash flow and sufficient asset coverage. The VII Peaks Capital Co-Optivist™ approach includes proactively engaging the target company’s management in order to restructure the underlying corporate debt securities and de-lever the target company’s balance sheet and improve overall liquidity.
“As KBR expands its enterprise, we will collaborate with what we believe to be the highest quality, creative and dynamic managers in a diversified range of industries. In VII Peaks, we have partnered with an exceptional team that has developed a unique strategy that accentuates our mission to provide individual investors with access to quality institutional investments”, said Vinay Kumar, Managing Partner of KBR Capital Partners.
“VII Peaks was founded on our Co-Optivist™ approach which is based on cooperation and activism for the benefit of our investors, and tangentially our target companies and the marketplace“, added Gurpreet Chandhoke, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of VII Peaks Capital. “I am confident that by leveraging the synergies and collaborative philosophies of VII Peaks and KBR we will create distinctive investment opportunities”.
“The investment marketplace is in a state of metamorphosis, in reaction to economic, regulatory and legislative challenges, as well as investor uncertainty and concerns”, said Daniel Oschin, Managing Director of KBR Capital Partners. “We believe that the VII Peaks-KBR Co-Optivist™ approach is part of a new paradigm that is transforming the industry.”
About KBR Capital Partners
KBR Capital Partners is an institutional alternative investments firm that employs a multi-manager strategy to deliver a diversified and distinctive array of investment opportunities to individual and institutional investors. KBR’s principals have a foundation and track record of investing in a range of asset types and industries, and managing both institutional and private equity investments during various market conditions.
About VII Peaks Capital
VII Peaks Capital is an investment management firm that currently serves as a sub-advisor to a number of separate managed accounts managed by large global financial institutions. The Principals of VII Peaks have experience in underwriting and issuing debt products that include high-yield, bank debt and convertible debt and have acted as financial advisers to private equity funds, venture capital firms and corporations in mergers and acquisitions, recapitalization and corporate finance transactions, and have served as principal investors in private equity and leveraged buyout transactions.
For additional information, please visit http://www.viipeaks-kbr.com