From the $10 million private placement to the $150 million IPO, the $25 million “pre-money”
to the $300 million “target market cap”, the $15 million partnership to the $500 million M&A event.

Third500 cultivates a worldwide network of growth investors and deploys proprietary technologies to maximize transaction efficiencies and capitalize on favorable market structures. These unique capabilities help maximize liquidity and strategies that lessen risks, lower costs, and improve performance for investors and their portfolio companies alike. We believe that shareholder value is maximized by serving the needs of emerging growth companies throughout the entire development and investment horizon. Because financing is fundamental to the success of all growth companies, Third500 has developed a global capital markets capability dedicated exclusively to the emerging growth community.


Third500 serves the investment, strategic and liquidity objectives of the Emerging Growth economy throughout the investment horizon, from “inflection” to “exit”.

Private Placement

For 15 years, we have been uniquely focused on serving the financial priorities of Emerging Growth investors and their portfolio companies. From Series “X” and PIPE transactions to concurrent financings, Third500 has cultivated a global network of the most active private-minded investors in North American, Europe and Asia.  Since 2005, we have advised on more than $2 billion in private placements, our average deal size is $15 million and 40% of our capital has been sourced outside North America.



Third500 has re-imagined the Emerging Growth IPO by developing an exclusiverange of services, capabilities and resources to serve companies valued between$100 and $500 million. From our Pre-IPO Convertible investment instrument to IPOpreparedness, standard offering /registration documentation, online investortargeting, and private-to-public Peer Groups, Third500’s Pre-IPO market is setting anew standard for Emerging Growth companies and their investors.



The IPO itself is not a destination but the beginning of a journey. Prior to a debut on NASDAQ or NYSE, the growth objectives of Emerging Growth companies are increasingly dependent on financing, strategic and liquidity advantages offered by the public markets. Third500 offers extensive access to the public markets for Emerging Growth companies, from our relationship with the Singapore Exchange (“SGX”) to reverse mergers, public shells and direct listings.


Strategic Advisory

Leveraging our extensive global relationships, Third500 brings a nuanced approach to advising company leadership. This expertise covers all stages of a transaction, including strategy development, target selection, partnership, negotiation, deal structuring and closing. Based on our rigorous process, clients have the ability to carefully weigh the alternatives and develop the right course of action.



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From cross-border partnerships to exclusive distribution and co-development agreements, Third500 provides a broad range of services to support success. Our industry expertise, extensive relationships, capital markets capability and exclusive focus on growth allows us to make unique contributions to every transaction.


Merger & Acquisition

We encourage dual pathway processes. Investors want to know the milestones strategic buyers are expecting. Strategic buyers may lean forward with structured relationships that are superior to financings. Convertibles can be structured to include an M&A right that falls away at IPO. Our senior professionals have a breadth of mergers & acquisitions experience. We counsel our clients through all stages of the growth continuum as we evaluate strategic alternatives, assess potential acquirers and targets, provide valuation analyses, and advise on transaction terms including valuation, structuring, timing, and potential financing.


Aftermarket Support

A successful IPO and aftermarket performance requires the participation of global active fund managers who signal “smart money” participation to theMarket. Conditions such as quality issuers, attractive share price, substantive research and adequate share blocks are required. Third500 issuers aggregate the venture capital and Pre-IPO investors through a shareholders’ agreement, common executing broker and prospectus disclosure to create these buying conditions.


What is

Emerging Growth?

Among the world’s largest and most consequential investment markets, the Emerging Growth segment comprises all companies with valuations between $100 and $500 million. It is the heart of global innovation, the center of human achievement, economic advancement, job creation, wealth expansion, environmental action and social progress.

Over the past 10 years, the Emerging Growth segment has attracted $566 billion in investments. 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.”

For Third500, we believe that Emerging Growth is the perfect opportunity. Since 2011, it has generated median IRR of 22%. In the last year, alone, Emerging Growth has commanded $110 billion of capital while representing 67% of all VC investment and 44% of all exit events.

Because of that, we built our entire firm around Emerging Growth.



Third500 seeks to be the premier investment bank serving the global emerging market with an experience of more than 50 transactions
in 17 countries. We offer distinct capital markets solutions that broaden investment opportunities, expand access to financing, and maximize value.


Senior bankers’ involvement
throughout the process

Third500 offers dedicated senior-level attention throughout a transaction with a long-term commitment.


The success of process depends on the advisor’s skill, concentration, commitment, enthusiasm, and reliability

Third500 maintains in-depth knowledge of the industry’s players, competitive environment, and financing sources. As a result, we consistently deliver top advisory and structured solutions to create win-win situations for all parties.


Relationships do matter

Third500 has access and reach across the entire realm of global investors in emerging growth markets. We aim to offer sound and effective strategies that result in long-standing relationships for both owners and investors alike.