We are in business to generate superior returns for all of our stakeholders.
WHO WE ARE
Aethel Partners LLP is a global private equity, alternative asset management and financial services firm. Headquartered in London, the firm focuses on global opportunistic value strategies and other event-driven situations. Aethel Partners was founded in 2014 by Ricardo Santos Silva and Aba Schubert.
Our core values arise from navigating complexity and prizing truth.
Discipline, coupled with openness, enables us to build meaningful relationships that reflect loyalty and value. Our perceptions of situations, markets and their participants are shaped by our understanding of true diversity of thought and experience. The strength of our culture guides us through ambiguous circumstances and deepens our understanding of the world around us as we continue to evolve.
Ricardo Santos Silva
Ricardo is a Portuguese entrepreneur and investor in the financial, technology and mining sectors. He co-founded Aethel Partners, a global private equity, alternative asset management and financial services firm headquartered in London. Ricardo also co-founded Dorae, the physical trade cloud and co-founded Aethel Mining, a multinational mining company. Ricardo studied economics at the University of Lisbon and physics (mechanics) at the Harvard University. Ricardo is a member of the Institute of Physics.
Aba is an American entrepreneur and investor in the financial, technology and mining sectors. She co-founded Aethel Partners, a global private equity, alternative asset management and financial services firm headquartered in London. Aba also co-founded Dorae, the physical trade cloud and co-founded Aethel Mining, a multinational mining company. Aba received a math degree from Cornell University and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. Aba served as a teaching fellow at Harvard University.
Aethel focuses on understanding how the world works. We harness the deepest understanding of the global economy and financial markets to achieve portfolios that exhibit excellence, resilience and value. Aethel can tailor investment strategies to suit bespoke goals and risk tolerances and deploys three main investment styles:
Illiquid strategies: focusing on off-market transactions, where proprietary deal sourcing capabilities give an edge over other funds and Aethel can invest in assets at a significant discount to intrinsic value;
Liquid strategies: deploying best-in-class research and trading strategies to achieve superior risk adjusted returns, while maintaining a flexible liquidity profile; and
Private Equity: funds dedicated to the opportunistic acquisition of assets.
We understand that innovation is one of the biggest factors influencing economic growth. Those who advance open new opportunities, build strengths and develop resilience. Those who fall behind struggle to catch up.
Technology is a vital tool for Aethel. We have been exploring the application of distributed ledger technology and artificial intelligence since 2014. Digitalisation and automation are important elements of our internal processes and of the solutions we build for clients.
Aethel advises sovereign and private clients on the digitalisation of their systems and on the application of blockchain, artificial intelligence and other technologies. Our managers and researchers collaborate to bring practical results to clients, yielding clear cause-and-effect in the complex and dynamic technology landscape.
Aethel’s work with corporate and institutional clients is tailored to the needs of its clients’ complex businesses, capital structures and strategies, covering areas such as:
Capital raising: including structuring and introduction of suitable financial partners;
Sovereign advice: relating to institutional maturation, covering matters ranging from strategic transition to planning and building first-tier management information systems;
Mergers, acquisitions and dispositions advice: both in the conventional sense and in the context of higher pressure situations leading to an expedited or otherwise “off-market” transaction; and
Restructurings: including matters such as management and capital restructuring, asset disposition planning and execution and arrangement of financing.
METALS AND MINING
Aethel understands the importance of sustainability and how technology can improve existing processes.
We connect primary producers with global markets, we assist sovereigns with resources policy development and we bring solutions for capital needs.
Our mandate is global and unconstrained.
Current sub-sectors of focus include Ferrous Metals, Base Metals, Specialty Metals and Precious Metals.
We understand the telecommunications industry is driven by operational innovation — like data and mobile applications — as much as it is driven by technological innovation.
With wider international sub-sea cable availability and better satellite connectivity unleashing data supply, high growth regions are now poised to benefit from middle class access to data services.
Aethel provides strategic advice, capital raising and financing/restructuring advisory services to telecoms in high growth regions.
It takes all types to make Aethel great. If you are someone who values truth, is curious about the world and has the dedication to reach for ambitious goals, we want to hear from you. We do not only look for people who can do a particular job. We look for people who can create value.
Through contributing our people, capital and ideas, we pursue community development projects that encourage growth, innovation and economic progress.