Founding Date of the Group
The concept of VERSO Capital ("VERSO") was born with a single purpose in mind: becoming the leading global merchant banking firm.
Our Partners are top achievers and financial experts who have an impressive track record, an unshakable focus on results and the most positive mindset striving for our clients' success. VERSO engages in exclusive mandates and investment opportunities for its qualified and institutional clients in order to make a difference.
Our search for excellence separates us from other firms. Our expertise in Merchant Banking advisory cuts us apart from any other financial firms. Our Partners individually embody what VERSO means.
Since inception, we have been on a Mission to create a new type of Merchant Banking firm, one that moves rapidly, one that gets its job done efficiently, one that intersects with technology and the new world we live in.
At VERSO, we believe alternative assets offer a unique opportunity to constitute new wealth and to leverage existing wealth further. Across diversified assets in Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Real Estate, VERSO applies its focus and its know-how with the intention to grow our asset base.
VERSO is a primary investor and engages on its own terms in investment opportunities in Private Equity, Venture Capital and Real Estate. Leading daring and innovative investments, VERSO knows how to take its own measure of risk and reward - while focusing on the transactional mechanism and the generation of upside value within well-defined parameters. Our business forces us to get to know the subject matter in depth, to get inside the head of the founders and managers who run their companies, to think outside of the box to deliver appropriate financing solutions.
VERSO is not a traditional or common financial firm. With roots in wealth management in Switzerland, VERSO combines knowledge and capabilities drawn from corporate finance, investment banking and asset management. The set of skills required for VERSO to execute its Mission is broad and complex. Yet, we believe that what provides coherence in everything we do and everything we think is our high level of resilience and loyalty.
Furthermore, VERSO has revisited traditional operating and hierarchical models. We have developed our proprietary VERSO Model - found at every level of everything we do. The VERSO Model focuses on several priorities that help drive action in the most specific way:
senior equity partners are the faces behind VERSO, not a "old school" human resources plan based on a hierarchical pyramid
proprietary investments make the difference in everything we do, as VERSO invests in its theses and influences the future by making bold commitment
technology is the inevitable engine that allows for automation, AI-powered processes, scalability at the core of what we do
No doubt the world changes at a fast pace. No doubt finance has become more challenging than ever before. No doubt it wont get any better. VERSO believes its resilience and its loyalty are the key drivers for every single investment we undertake and every commitment we give. Our resilience resonates with our Limited Partners who invest in VERSO and back VERSO's funding: it throws a unique message, a loud one screaming "we will never rest" - as we are essentially committed, ultimately passionate about our investments. Secondly, our loyalty is seamlessly intertwined in deep relationships and personal knowledge - our proximity with our Limited Partners is incomparable.
The key principles we use in our relationships
defined for each Mandate per Engagement or per Client
direct to Principals and Boards of Directors
in transparency and in confidentiality with each Client
For its dedication, Verso works with the combination of Retainers & Completion Fees
all work performed is defined within the Mandate signed with each Client
What Makes Us Special
A Firm Unlike Any Other
We advise. We execute. We invest.
VERSO is the union of individual Partners who have made the single decision to gather their expertise, their capabilities and their network in the center. Like any Partnership, it takes a high degree of Commitment and hard work to achieve one's Vision. The Governance of VERSO has been designed to last centuries, giving our Partners a home for their work and their Achievements.
VERSO has designed a unique OM in order to i) optimize its time at our clients' side, ii) reduce effortlessly any risk and inefficiencies and iii) provide Partners world class resources to generate tremendous impact. No compromise will ever be made on high-level delivery and execution. Resilience is found in every engagement we take, every promise we make.
Technology has influenced the most recent disruptions affecting Finance and Banking, globally. VERSO owns its proprietary software and applications in order to remain ahead of the tech curve and to rely on advanced Artificial Intelligence to support complex transactions. With VERSO App, our Partners offer their Clients access to our off-market deal flow and to ConcluderTM, a smart transactional module.