Rift Valley’s partners collectively have over 40 years of professional experience in the fields of investment banking, principal investing and corporate law. Our team shares a common vision for building industry leading companies and measure our achievements in terms of long-term growth, not immediate returns.
We partner with companies to build something bigger and stronger, bringing patient capital and an active approach to our investments. As long-term investors, we are passionate about growing businesses and building value over time. Rift Valley will steadily add value by leveraging its resources towards growth acceleration, performance improvement and human capital development.
Rift Valley devotes significant effort to analyzing industry trends, understanding competitive dynamics and developing relevant expertise and investment themes by sector. We are constantly refreshing our intellectual capital and developing compelling investment themes.
Our team, with complementary backgrounds in investment banking, principal investing and law, works together to bring the optimal combination of capabilities and experience to the table. With over 40 years of collective experience, Rift Valley is positioned to pursue investments with great flexibility and speed, moving aggressively into attractive opportunities. Teamwork and partnership are core values at Rift Valley, and we work hand in hand on all investment opportunities to leverage each Partner’s unique skills and knowledge relevant to each situation.
David Caputo is the Founder and Managing Partner of Rift Valley. Prior to founding Rift Valley, David built over 10 years of experience in the fields of investment banking and management consulting. Most recently David was a Director in the Global Investment Banking and Leveraged Finance group at RBC Capital Markets. While at RBC, David covered the consumer products & services, retail, as well as industrial products & services sectors, structuring and underwriting financing packages to support mid-and large-cap leverage buyouts and corporate acquisitions.
Oliver Ong is a Partner at Rift Valley. Prior to joining Rift Valley, Oliver served as a Vice President at Medley Capital, a credit-focused investment firm headquartered in New York City with over $2.5 billion of assets under management. At Medley Capital, Oliver was responsible for leading the structuring, due diligence and execution of debt and equity investments in North American middle market companies across a variety of industries. He was also responsible for monitoring existing portfolio companies and managing restructurings.
Mark Woolgar is a Partner at Rift Valley. In addition to this role, Mark is also a Senior Partner of Woolgar VanWiechen Ketcheson Ducoffe LLP (“WVKD”), a firm which he founded in 1991 after beginning his legal career at one of Canada’s national law firms. At WVKD, Mark focuses on corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on private company mergers and acquisitions as well as start-up and early stage growth companies. In addition, Mark has served as a current or past corporate director of several not-for-profit corporations and private companies.
Rift Valley brings extensive experience and resources to help companies assess and capitalize on business opportunities. We understand the dynamics of business transformation through acquisitions, consolidations and internal growth. Beyond providing capital and financial acumen, Rift Valley utilizes its depth of resources and passion to drive results to help companies to grow into industry leaders.
Rift Valley Equity Partners, LLC
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