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Buy Right. Add Value. Exit.

About 747

An investment firm focused on the small-cap end of the North American private equity market.

For more than a decade, we have provided access to this market on behalf of institutional investors and ultra-high net worth families through both commingled funds and managed accounts. We focus on investing with "best in class" North American private equity teams making growth, buyout, and turnaround investments in small, private companies.

747 Capital is a SEC Registered Investment Advisor ("RIA").



Our strategy is to capture the return potential resident within the North American small-cap private equity market through select direct co-investments, secondary investments, and primary fund investments.

buy right, add value, exit

We seek to generate long-term capital gains by investing in, and alongside, a diversified group of specialized, operationally-focused buyout funds and fundless sponsors targeting private companies with enterprise values generally under $100 million and cash flow under $10 million. The smaller end of the North American private equity market provides investors with some of the most persistently compelling characteristics of any segment of the alternatives market.

  1. Buy Right. Vast supply of small, private companies (>180,000) available at reasonable prices through negotiated, non-auction sale processes for the universe of small-cap buyout funds (approx. 500 small-cap funds).

  2. Add Value. Small companies offer multiple avenues for rapid value creation, such as support with strategic acquisitions, internal controls development, lean manufacturing, and marketing strategy/initiatives.

  3. Exit. Numerous exit avenues via auction processes comprised of middle-market private equity funds and strategic acquirers.


Investment Criteria

747 Capital seeks to meet with every small-cap buyout fund in its market. The typical small-cap buyout fund targeted by 747 Capital will have the following characteristics:

  • $50 – 350 million in LP capital
  • Geographic focus on the United States and/or Canada
  • Experienced investment professionals with a relevant, verifiable track record together
  • Growth, buyout, or turnaround investment style
  • Focus on cash flow positive companies with $10 – 100 million in enterprise value
  • Conservative use of leverage in transactions
  • Track-record of control-oriented, or significant minority, investments
  • Proven ability to consistently and meaningfully unlock value in portfolio companies
If you are private equity fund manager, placement agent, or fundless sponsor and would like to meet with 747 Capital, please contact Josh Sobeck at 212-747-7474.

Ethical Investing

747 Capital maintains high ethical standards in its investment process and expects its partners to adhere to similarly high standards.

As a firm, 747 Capital believes that both financial and non financial due diligence of a target investment often leads to more informed investment decisions and allows for broader ongoing monitoring of the overall health of an investment portfolio.

747 Capital has incorporated various environmental, social and governance ("ESG") elements in its due diligence process and is pleased to be an signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment "UNPRI" and has incorporated the UNPRI principles into its investment process.





Mr. Gijs van Thiel

Managing Partner

Gijs co-founded 747 Capital and is a Managing Partner of the firm. His responsibilities include new product development and he is actively involved in portfolio management, due diligence and manager selection. He is a member of the Investment Committee and holds various board seats.

Prior to 747 Capital, Gijs was founder and General Partner of Triad Media Ventures, a $50 million venture capital fund that made direct investments in US companies. In addition, he was Director of Financial Services for Icon International, a member of Omnicom Group. He started his career at the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency, a diplomatic function, in New York.

Gijs received a M.B.A. from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a B.A. from Webster University.


Mr. Marc der Kinderen

Managing Partner

Marc co-founded 747 Capital and is a Managing Partner of the firm. His responsibilities include portfolio management and manager selection. In addition, he oversees the marketing and business development efforts of the firm. Marc is a member of the Investment Committee and holds various board seats.

Prior to 747 Capital, Marc was Executive Vice President of Greenfield Capital Partners, in New York, the US subsidiary of a Dutch private equity group. Prior to Greenfield, Marc was a private equity analyst at the Noro Group of Companies in the Netherlands. He started his career with HomeBanc, a Savings and Loan in Atlanta.

Marc received a M.B.A. from Nijenrode School of Business and a B.B.A. from European University.


Mr. Joshua Sobeck


Josh serves as a Partner of the firm. His responsibilities include portfolio management, manager selection, as well as responsibility for reporting and fund administration. Josh is a member of the Investment Committee and holds various board seats.

Prior to 747 Capital, Josh was a product marketing manager at Citadon, where he managed the development of collaborative software products for the construction and engineering industries.

Josh received a M.B.A from Columbia Business School and a B.A. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Middlebury College.


Mr. Paul Kwon

Senior Associate

Paul serves as an Associate at the firm. His responsibilities include sourcing new buyout funds for investment consideration, performing analytical analysis for primary fund investments, and preparing internal portfolio reports.

Prior to his role at 747 Capital, Paul served as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.

Paul received his B.A. in Economics from Columbia University


Mr. Greg Stupore, CPA


Greg serves as a Finance Associate at the firm. His responsibilities include coordinating and assisting with fund administration and accounting as well as the preparation of financial reports, capital calls, distributions, capital account statements and cash flow forecasts.

Prior to his role at 747 Capital, Greg was an Senior Auditor at Deloitte & Touche, LLP.

Greg received his B.A. in Accounting from Boston College and is a Certified Public Accountant.


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