A Search Fund Investing
- in the -
Dominican Republic

Our Mission

Amergent Capital is a private investment firm focused on identifying, acquiring, and operating an existing business based in the Dominican Republic. With a team of experienced operators, investors, and advisors from across industries and geographies, Amergent Capital plans to preserve its acquired company’s values while helping it reach its growth potential.

Amergent Capital believes in the value of private capital and expertise as a driver for development in the Dominican Republic. Our team is committed to the highest standards of integrity, excellence, teamwork, and continuous improvement.

   Our Team   
Kalil Diaz

Kalil Diaz – Managing Partner

Kalil founded Amergent Capital from a deep passion to develop his home country of the Dominican Republic. Kalil has experience working as a Structuring Manager for GE Capital, where he focused on growth and acquisition financing for a USD $800M portfolio in the franchise hotel and foodservice chain industry. He worked through a variety of structured deals including debt restructurings for public companies.

Kalil received an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a BCOMM in Supply Chain Management from Concordia University.

Entrepreneur Profile: Kalil Diaz of Amergent Capital →

William HaperAssociate

William brings to the team a background in corporate finance, having previously worked at Citi's Corporate Banking Team as a Senior Associate at the firm’s Toronto office. He holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

Edison SepulvedaAssociate

Edison has experience working in risk management for both Ernst & Young Consulting and a leading Dominican bank. He is an MBA candidate at Barna Business School.

Investment Profile

Amergent Capital plans to acquire a profitable company where the existing owner is searching for a succession partner or personal net worth diversification.

Below are the characteristics of Amergent Capital’s ideal acquisition target:

The Company

  • Diversified and loyal customer base
  • Sustainable competitive advantage
  • Predictable recurring revenue
  • Among industry leaders
  • Within growing industry

Financial Performance

  • Sales in the range of USD $5M-$30M
  • Annual EBITDA of $1M+
  • Minimum EBITDA margin of 10%

Industries of Interest

  • Specialized Consumer Goods
  • Healthcare Services
  • Tourism and Hospitality Services
  • Business-to-Business Services
  • Financial Services

For Intermediaries: Amergent Capital formally collaborates with business advisors and brokers.
Please contact us if you have an opportunity that meets our investment profile.

Business Owners

Amergent Capital understands and cares about the legacy and relationships that business owners have built over the life of their company. Amergent Capital plans to build upon their valuable legacy.

Amergent Capital is structured as a search fund, a unique investment vehicle that utilizes a network of advisors and investors to operate an acquired company. Our firm relies on an extensive network of successful entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders from the United States, the Dominican Republic, and abroad.

Advantages of Working with Amergent Capital:

Commitment

Our firm focuses solely on acquiring one company with our fund. This allows us to dedicate all of our energy and attention into helping the acquired company succeed.

Continuity

Amergent Capital’s objective is to ensure that the acquired company achieves long-term sustainable growth. We plan to preserve legacy and foster existing relationships as we further the company’s growth potential.

Structure

Our team’s combined expertise allows us to offer flexible deal terms to the business owner planning to sell their business. We work closely with the business owner to structure an exit plan that suits their individual needs.

Value Creation

Amergent Capital’s primary objective is to drive sales growth in its acquired company. This helps sustain and increase jobs, providing better opportunities for existing employees.

Get in touch with us

Contact us to learn more about Amergent Capital or to discuss an investment opportunity.

(809) 542-2467

Where to find us

Torre Novo-Centro

Av. Lope de Vega 29, Local 3C6
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Yale Entrepreneurial Institute

55 Whitney Ave., Suite 200
New Haven, CT, USA. 06510

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