Creating partnerships between management and capital

Akoya Capital is a leading independent sector focused private equity firm that creates and nurtures partnerships between management and capital. With industry-leading Sector Leaders, proprietary platform organizations and deeply experienced management teams we collaborate on creating compelling value creation opportunities. Together, we develop and execute industry sector acquisition strategies that deliver significant, measurable value for management, partners and all shareholders.

Our history

Akoya Capital was founded in 2005 with a CEO-led investment strategy and has been successful in executing the leader-led investment strategy for the lower middle market. In 2010, Akoya’s strategy evolved to become more sector-focused as industry luminaries with decades of deep domain expertise joined the firm to lead investment opportunities, add meaningful guidance post transaction, and unlock significant value in every investment.

Today, Akoya’s, transaction team, experienced team of Sector Leaders, Operating Partners, and long-term Investors are dedicated to cultivating industry-leading companies of unmatched value.

For over 100 years, Japan has cultivated the salty waters of the Pacific to produce the highest quality pearls in the world. Through careful nurturing and an emphasis on quality over quantity, Akoya pearls are among the most desired for their luster and excellence. At Akoya Capital, we take this same approach to our investments.

The Akoya advantage

What differentiates Akoya from other investment firms is our deep domain expertise and sector-led approach. We have a highly experienced team with complementary capabilities and a track record of success in delivering operating results and completing transactions. Based on our deep sector expertise we focus on what a company can become rather than what it is today.

Sector led senior operating executives

Akoya focuses on specific industry sectors that are led by our Managing Directors / Sector Leaders who are all accomplished former operating CEO’s with deep domain experience.

Investment thesis development

In collaboration with the leadership team of the company we are investing in, and our Sector Leaders, we thoroughly develop an investment thesis that is translated into an executable value creation strategy. Our Sector Leader works closely with company leadership on behalf of all the invested parties.

Transaction expertise

Akoya develops points of view about valuation and capital structure and economic models which bring together strategy, valuation and capital, creating a credible and compelling story for investors. Our experienced deal team guides all aspects of the transaction in order to ensure certainty of close.

Operations expertise

Our proven and accomplished Sector Leaders and Operating Partners play an active role post-close and oversee the success of our investments.