At Akina, teamwork is everything. The members of the Akina team boast a wealth of complementary skills and talents, including extensive experience in private equity, investment banking, corporate finance, M&A and leveraged finance as well as in operational, industrial and asset management. In addition, the team includes experts in marketing, investor relations, finance and controlling. Akina is a multi-national team with team members collectively speaking more than 15 languages and representing 12 nationalities.
We choose talented recruits not only for their experience, skills, knowledge and contacts, but also because they share our values and are likely to thrive in our multicultural environment.
Akina’s focus is on delivering stable yet attractive absolute cash returns: we prioritise the total value to paid-in (TVPI) over the internal rate of return (IRR). Within the given strategy, we constantly ask ourselves: “Where and how can we achieve outperformance for our investors?”
We are a conviction-driven advisor. This is manifested in our profound analytical process, which identifies top-down macro (region, country and segment) sweet spots and merges these with bottom-up micro investment selection.
This selection process delivers concentrated portfolios of funds and companies with management teams who are in a position to deliver superior performance through active involvement with their investments.
We feel that stability of returns is primarily driven by getting our sweet spots for the asset allocation right, while attractive absolute cash returns are the result of selecting those investment opportunities best able to exploit the dynamics of the macro sweet spots.
At Akina, investment decisions must be unanimous. Akina’s thorough evaluation process culminates in collective and unanimous investment recommendation decisions by the investment committee to the board of directors.
We’re always careful to invest the right amounts in the right opportunities. Our programmes, as well as the investments we select, are sized appropriately to exploit each individual market opportunity.
We offer added value to our clients. They benefit from access to Akina’s network, our experience and our business processes, especially in the European market. And they know that everything we do is set firmly within the framework of sound business practices and good corporate governance.
We like innovation. As experts and thought leaders, we’re constantly developing new investment ideas and improved services for our clients. We make sure our market information is the most up-to-date available. We stay one step ahead by applying best practice today and seeking to pioneer what may become tomorrow’s best practice.
At Akina, we prefer simplicity over complexity, because we know that simple, transparent processes are most likely to provide the best service for our clients.