Thayer Street is a private investment firm that provides flexible growth capital.

Thayer Street offers corporate growth equity, structured finance, and alternative private investments to financial and business services companies that are primarily technology-enabled.

Investment Focus

We invest in what we know.

Thayer Street focuses on technology-enabled businesses in the following sectors:

  • Business Services

  • Financial Services

  • Insurance & Specialty Finance

Investment Strategy

We invest in major themes within large, growing markets.

Thayer Street has a long-term, risk-adjusted investment approach that can differ from traditional private equity, credit, and venture capital firms. Thayer Street has a strong focus on capital preservation within each individual investment.

  • Select Number of Investments

    We seek to make a small number of high quality, concentrated investments each year

  • Investment Stage

    We focus on middle-market companies approaching $10-$100M in revenue

  • Investment Size

    Our typical initial investment size is $5-$50M per opportunity and we are eager to provide additional funding to our companies as they evolve

  • Attractive Attributes

    We look for formulaic recurring revenue or financial assets, and focus on companies that leverage data, the internet, or technology to scale

Investment Approach

We help companies grow by combining industry expertise with traditional or customized investment structures.

Thayer Street provides flexible capital solutions that are tailored to our partners’ needs.

Company-specific investments can take the following forms:

  • Growth Equity

    • Late stage venture to more mature “growth” stages
    • Primary growth capital and/or secondary liquidity
    • Traditional or structured
    • Typically non-control, meaningful minority positions
  • Flexible Debt

    • Structured Asset Finance
    • Corporate Notes
    • Asset Funding
  • Other

    • SPVs
    • Finance joint ventures
    • Platforms

Added Value

We’re comfortable as passive investors or hands-on partners.

Thayer Street’s core team, operating partners, and highly experienced advisors can provide on-going strategic, tactical, and operational support to portfolio companies.

Expertise and added-value frequently provided in the following areas:

  • Industry–Specific Expertise

  • Business Development & Strategic Partnerships

  • Financial analysis & operations support

  • Team Building

About Us

Our organization is a resource for each of our partners.

Thayer Street was founded in 2011 and is based in New York City.

  • Investment Team

    All members of our small team previously worked at leading investment banks, hedge funds, private equity firms, or start-ups.

    We have extensive operating and investment experience, and sector expertise in the technology-enabled business and financial services sectors.

  • Advisors

    Our advisors consist of former Fortune 100 CEOs and senior management, current and former board members of leading financial institutions and insurance companies, and successful technology entrepreneurs.