About Us

Intense Focus on Emerging Growth

Third500 is uniquely dedicated to serving the financing, strategic and liquidity objectives of Emerging Growth throughout the entire investment horizon, from “Inflection” to “Exit”. Over 15 years, our clients have completed more than 100 transactions representing in excess of $7 billion in investment and M&A value. The success of our clients has allowed us to establish the pre-eminent global platform serving the Emerging Growth economy. In everything we do, we differentiate in the most important ways: by the market we serve and the things we do for the company we keep.

About

the heart of global innovation

Among the world’s largest and most consequential investment markets, the Emerging Growth segment comprises all companies with valuations between $50 and $500 million.

Over the past 10 years, the Emerging Growth segment has attracted $716 billion in investments while generating 27% median annualized returns.  The segment now accounts for 67% of all VC investment and 56% of all exit events.

However, Emerging Growth is not a priority for traditional market participants. For strategic buyers and growth equity investors, the Emerging Growth segment is considered “too early.” For NASDAQ investors, Emerging Growth is “too small.” For VCs, it is “too late.” For investment banks, the “fees aren’t big enough.”

Third500 understands that Emerging Growth is the heart of global innovation, the center of human achievement, economic advancement, job creation, wealth expansion, environmental action and social progress.  We also understand that the needs of the Emerging Growth economy are unique.  Distinct. Complex.  

We are inspired…   by the impact that we might have on the world -- in serving the future of the world.  We are energized… by the opportunity to fulfill a purpose bigger than our own.  We are invigorated…  by the promise of  building T.H.E. pre-eminent investment platform for the fastest growing, most dynamic companies.    

Because of all that, we built Third500.

Solutions

Inflection to Exit Solutions

In the last 5 years, $514 billion has been invested into Emerging Growth companies through (15,613) transactions.  In the next 5 years, those investments will be expected to generate more than $1.5 trillion in returns.

HOW WILL THIS HAPPEN?

Only 7.6% of Emerging Growth companies successfully complete an M&A exit? (1 in 13 ratio)

Only 4.3% successfully complete an IPO?  (1 in 23 ratio)

100% of investment returns are generated by only 7% of Emerging Growth companies?

94.8% of “Exits” from all VC investment occurs at valuations below $500 million

Average “Exit” values since 2017 of $247 million suggest that the pace of capital velocity must increase by 600% by 2026 in order to equal 20-year historical financial performance.

Only 7.6% of Emerging Growth companies successfully complete an M&A exit? (1 in 13 ratio)

Only 4.3% successfully complete an IPO?  (1 in 23 ratio)

100% of investment returns are generated by only 7% of Emerging Growth companies?

94.8% of “Exits” from all VC investment occurs at valuations below $500 million

Average “Exit” values since 2017 of $247 million suggest that the pace of capital velocity must increase by 600% by 2026 in order to equal 20-year historical financial performance.

Third500 understands that generating superior investment results in the Emerging Growth economy requires comprehensive solutions offered throughout the investment horizon.  From revolutionary technology to global capital markets capabilities and the most informed, experienced and independent strategic advice.

HOW WILL THIS HAPPEN?

Clients

TESTIMONIALS

What our clients say about us.

"Mundipharma's global network provides the commercial expertise to broaden and accelerate our expansion of needle-free devices within emerging markets. We look forward to working together to drive our efforts with health ministries to improve Polio, MMR and influenza vaccinations across the emerging world."

- Ron Lowy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PharmaJet Inc.

"This strategic investment in Nautilus will allow Keppel Data Centres to benefit from the development of innovative and sustainable data center technology that has great potential for broader commercial application."

- Mr. Wong Wai Meng, CEO of Keppel Data Centres.

“This is a great day for Salarius, and it is our honor to ring the Nasdaq Opening Bell commemorating our recent public listing. As an emerging public company, we believe we are well positioned to advance our lead candidate, Seclidemstat, in its ongoing clinical studies and potentially provide a new medicine for a number of cancers with high unmet medical need.”

- David Arthur, President and CEO of Salarius Pharmaceuticals.

Investment

Centric Approach

Every year in the Emerging Growth economy, 44% of the market completes a financing, as more than (8,000) companies seek to raise in excess of $70 billion through more than (3,500) transactions.

Third500 believes that our indelible contribution to the Emerging Growth economy will be in serving the financial objectives of investors and the strategic priorities of their portfolio companies.  This is “Job One”!  To that end, our global capabilities serve the unique needs of Emerging Growth companies, from exclusive investment intelligence to extensive data integration, proprietary transaction management, specialized capital markets and strategic solutions.

Our results (and those of our clients…) speak for themselves.

Persistent and Purposeful

Pronounced Success

At Third500, we measure our success by the success of our clients.  In doing so, we hold ourselves to the highest standard in the industry.  For most investment banks, it would be enough to complete a transaction, collect a fee and publish an announcement.  Never mind whether the Company proved to be successful…  Or whether the investors made money.

We understand that our next deal will only be as successful as the last one.  In being accountable -- at the same time -- to the interests of BOTH investors AND Issuers, we are able to:

Optimize the outcome of the transaction
Maximize the results the investment
Prioritize the integrity of the capital market
Optimize the outcome of the transaction
Maximize the results of the investment
Prioritize the integrity of the capital market

We welcome the opportunity to be judged on our performance.  

Since 2018, Third500 clients have raised $1.2 billion in total investment capital.  These investments have yielded extraordinary results for founders, management, employees, directors and investors:

330% return to founders and legacy shareholders

$3.2 billion in total investment gains

$1.75 million in realized “cash-on-cash” returns

Weighted IRR of 45%

Multiple on invested capital (“MOIC”) of 2.7x

$1.6 billion benchmarked, unrealized value

Weighted IRR of 45%

Multiple on invested capital (“MOIC”) of 2.7x

$1.6 billion benchmarked, unrealized value

What is

Proven Global Experience

Innovation is global. Markets are global. Competition is global. Capital is global.

Over the course of its investment horizon, an average Emerging Growth company will raise $92.4 million in increments of $16.5 every 19 months, culminating in an exit after 8.8 years at a valuation of $247 million while generating multiple on investment of 2.7x and IRR of 11.6%.

In the process, those Emerging Growth companies will attract a syndicate of 3.7 institutional investors and $42.5 million (46%) of total capitalization from non-VC sources.  Upon a successful exit, 57% of total capitalization will have been sourced from a regional or strategic partner relevant to the Emerging Growth company.

Third500 is positioned in the most important markets throughout the world to serve the fastest growing, most dynamic companies throughout the entire investment horizon.

Over the course of its investment horizon, an average Emerging Growth company will raise $92.4 million in increments of $16.5 every 19 months, culminating in an exit after 8.8 years at a valuation of $247 million while generating multiple on investment of 2.7x and IRR of 11.6%.

In the process, those Emerging Growth companies will attract a syndicate of 3.7 institutional investors and $42.5 million (46%) of total capitalization from non-VC sources.  Upon a successful exit, 57% of total capitalization will have been sourced from a regional or strategic partner relevant to the Emerging Growth company.

Third500 is positioned in the most important markets throughout the world to serve the fastest growing, most dynamic companies throughout the entire investment horizon.

Careers At

Third500

Learn more about job opportunities and internships for students and experienced professionals at Third500. We are on a constant lookout for the brightest and most qualified people to join our offices in Chicago, Singapore, and Bangkok.