Capital Introduction 2017-08-24T19:46:55+00:00

Capital Introduction

303 looks to work with private and public companies to assist them on their fund raising efforts. Our sweet spot is working with smaller companies who are looking to access private capital on a strategic basis at either the debt, equity, or mezzanine level. To date we have worked on private market transactions in insurance, food & beverage, manufacturing, and real estate.

The areas where we focus on are:
•Evaluating potential financial and strategic alternatives
•Developing appropriate merger, acquisition or divestiture strategies and criteria
•Identifying potential acquisition or divestiture candidates
•Analyzing financial characteristics of the transaction
•Performing detailed valuation analyses
•Initiating discussions with acquisition targets and potential buyers
•Structuring and negotiating the transaction
•Advising on financing
•Closing the transaction

The funds we raise capital for have been seeded or incubated through 303 Capital, which truly aligns our interests with clients. As an investor, we target niche-alpha, capacity-constrained, emerging hedge fund managers and proprietary trading groups.  As an introducer, we provide access to the same managers in which we invest.  This is what differentiates us from a third party marketer.

Our belief is that long-term success in hedge fund investing requires:

  • A global perspective to identify opportunities;
  • Portfolio liquidity to facilitate strategy implementation;
  • Identification of niche managers and exposure to idiosyncratic (uncorrelated) alpha; and,
  • Being risk-aware, not risk-averse.

Businesses seek to raise debt or equity capital for a variety of financing activities, whether for growth capital, acquisitions, shareholder liquidity, refinancing or restructuring. Knowing how to raise capital is just as important as knowing when to execute a capital raise transaction. It is imperative that you receive optimal financing terms, and an ill-timed, improperly executed capital raise transaction can have significant consequences, not to mention consume valuable management time. How can you increase credibility and visibility to receive a financing package that is tailored to your specific business interests and objectives?

The team at 303 has extensive trading, asset management, and financial markets backgrounds, as well as hands-on experience investing in and operating hedge funds. Our industry networks run deep and our prime and introducing broker relationships provide us with early access to talented traders. Our robust infrastructure and centralized support functions are key components of our value proposition, as they allow us to concentrate on our strengths – sourcing trading talent and providing fund operations. We believe this serves to differentiate us from other cap intro groups and provides an extra layer of operational and business risk oversight that investors, and clients, deserve.

Hedge Funds

Three Zero Three has seeded and provided operational support for numerous hedge funds and trading groups. Over the last decade, we have developed significant capabilities in managing trading businesses and supporting early stage hedge fund managers. Our goal with 303 Capital Markets is to provide investors with access to skilled traders and emerging hedge fund managers, or to managers who are capacity-constrained or may not be open to new investors.

Our offering is designed to deliver a concentrated exposure to un-correlated and niche alpha trading strategies in an efficient and effective manner.

  • Efficient Structures:  We aim to build efficient structures that are best suited to our investors’ needs. These can be in the form of private funds, managed accounts, or other legal wrappers.
  • Thematic Investments: We prefer to build concentrated portfolios targeted to a particular strategy or asset class. We feel this approach is the best way for investors to implement their investment views.
  • Asymmetric Returns: We target more upside- than downside-deviation, which can be represented in a positive skew in the return distribution.
  • Downside Protection: We aim to be a good portfolio diversifier to traditional asset classes (equities and fixed income) by targeting statistically uncorrelated strategies with low maximum drawdowns.

Commodity Trading Advisors

303 has a long track record in the futures markets, both as proprietary traders and as principal investors. Our relationships with the trading community runs deep and this often results in our seeing trading talent at a very early stage.

As with hedge funds, our offerings are designed to deliver a concentrated exposure to un-correlated and niche alpha trading strategies in an efficient and effective manner. With CTAs, this would come in the form of private funds. Our goal is to provide investors with access to skilled traders and emerging hedge fund managers, or to managers who are capacity-constrained or may not be open to new investors.

  • Thematic Investments: We prefer to build concentrated portfolios targeted to a particular strategy or asset class. We feel this approach is the best way for investors to implement their investment views.
  • Asymmetric Returns: We target more upside- than downside-deviation, which can be represented in a positive skew in the return distribution.
  • Downside Protection: We aim to be a good portfolio diversifier to traditional asset classes (equities and fixed income) by targeting statistically uncorrelated strategies with low maximum drawdowns.

We have high standards in terms of transparency, timeliness, quality of reports, and availability of our team to prospective and existing investors.