Creating long-term value in high growth markets through the power of collaboration

Altura has developed a unique approach spanning sourcing, investment, portfolio company growth and eventual exits underpinned through our strong, process-oriented relationships
and on going working agreements with targeted corporations
within our verticals.
Altura has developed a unique approach spanning sourcing, investment, portfolio company growth and eventual exits underpinned through our strong, process-oriented relationships and on going working agreements with targeted Corporations within our verticals.

Sourcing

Altura enjoys a unique, sustainable pipeline of investment opportunities not dependent upon an auction process. Through our platform, we often get a first look at high potential investments. Our standardized investment review process means we can examine many opportunities efficiently and select the companies we believe can be breakout winners in their marketplace with our support.

INVESTMENT

Control of transactions allows us to set or positively influence the terms for execution and bring in the right co-investors that are eager to participate in this proprietary recipe.

Growth

Our model facilitates numerous paths to grow our portfolio companies while fulfilling our impact goals:

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Expand an existing diverse business by acquiring more capacity and adding resources.

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Enhance business by adding diverse talent and providing capital for growth through acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships.

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Carve out an existing asset or division from a corporation and provide the focus and resources it needs to become a successful diverse business.

Exist

As a preferred partner to major organizations, our portfolio companies receive valuable, consistent exposure to strategic buyers. These relationships account for more than half of our successful portfolio exits.

Guiding Principles & Shared Values

Purpose & Relationships

  • Our purpose is to transform societies through building businesses and creating entrepreneurial success.
  • We value relationships and collaboration, and we strive to build community within our firm, within our partnerships and across the country through sharing our methods to scale firms, especially diverse-owned firms.

Team Values

  • We support a flat, inclusive, creative, innovative, and team-oriented organization.
  • Everyone has a voice and is open to feedback, and there is a shared responsibility in building this culture.
  • We are collaborative and respectful, and we work as a team.
  • We strive to be responsible, proactive, and value-add partners with our investors, investments, communities, EOPs, financial intermediaries, advisors, industry associations, etc.
  • We stand up for fairness, truth, integrity, and basic goodness.

Our Culture

  • Analytical and interpersonal skills, business judgment, transparency, personal responsibility, accountability, hard work, integrity, treatment of others, and confidentiality in all matters.
  • We strive for excellence and diversity, so we hire the best possible people by looking at the broadest possible pool of applicants.
  • We are humble in word and deed.

Impact Goals

  • We will invest and collaborate with business owners in opportunities that will generate exceptional returns for our investors, while at the same time:
    • Improve the quality of jobs (benefits, ESOPs,
      wages, etc).
    • Pay workers fairly.
    • Treat customers well and protect their privacy.
    • Produce quality products and minimize their
      environmental impact.
    • Give back to communities in which these.
      companies operate.
    • Commit to ethical and diverse leadership.
    • Create abundant job opportunities.
Since inception in 2005, Altura has continued to evolve. To stay updated on our latest news and resources, please visit our news section.

2021

Launching of Altura Lower Middle Market Debt and Equity Impact Strategy

2020

Launch of Altura EOZ strategy.

2017

Launch of SCD (Scale, Convert, Divest) model in partnership with Billion Dollar Roundtable.

2015

Principals of Altura Launch Small Business Community Capital (SBCC) one of the 9 SBIC impact funds in the country; Monika becomes the first Latina to be granted an SBIC license in history.

2013

Hired by a large insurance company to allocate $300 million in an emerging manager program, including US Large Cap, US Small Cap and International Equity

2012

Altura partners with AllianceBernstein to create a public-private partnership with U.S. Treasury.

2011

Selected by significant public pension funds around the country to collaborate on an advisory and database management project.

2010

Developed research and capital solutions for small and diverse businesses that allowed the firm to begin preparing to launch a private equity arm.

 

Monika Mantilla is invited as a Capital Advisor to the Billion Dollar Roundtable, and helps develop a framework to scale diverse-owned businesses.

2009

Selected as a sub-advisor to AllianceBernstein in the CPP asset management mandate to provide Manager of Manager services for the U.S. Treasury, and as a sub-advisor to AllianceBernstein for its PPIP strategy.

2008

Released the Emerging Manager Information Platform, a groundbreaking, web-based application for institutional investors.

 

The Platform provides research, data analytics, due diligence, market intelligence, and collaborative tools. The tool became widely used by many of the largest institutional investors in the country and the world.

2006

Launched extensive database to broaden diversity investment opportunities for public and private pension funds, promote transparency and access to capital, and develop a better understanding of emerging investment firms.

2005

Awarded a mandate to provide consulting services to a group of U.S. institutional investors.

Since inception in 2005, Altura has continued to evolve. To stay updated on our latest news and resources, please visit our news section.

2020

Launching of Altura Impact Fund with the support of prior institutional investors who have tripled, doubled or re-upped their investments

2017

SBCC is playing a pivotal role in developing an ecosystem of corporations, entrepreneurs and capital providers working together to transform and accelerate growth in the market

 

SBCC works collaboratively with corporations and the Billion Dollar Roundtable to identify and develop high-caliber suppliers through our SCD (Scale, Convert, Divest) model

2015

Launched Small Business Community Capital II, LP (SBCC)

Monika becomes the first Latina to be granted an SBIC license in history

SBCC is one of the 9 SBIC Impact funds in the country

The fund is currently backed by a stellar group of Institutional Investors, Corporations, Financial Institutions and ultra-high net worth individuals, and manages $147 million

2013

Hired by a large insurance company to allocate $300 million in an emerging manager program, including US Large Cap, US Small Cap and International Equity

2012

The fund managed by Altura and its partners, AllianceBernstein, Greenfield Partners LLC and Rialto Capital Management LLC, returned all of the capital raised, at a profit, from its AllianceBernstein Legacy Securities Fund (Public-Private Investment Partnership or “PPIP”) to investors

The U.S. Department of the Treasury received $1.54 billion. Representing an internal rate of return (IRR), net of fees and expenses, of 18.7%¹ since the Fund’s inception in October 2009

The Fund distributed approximately $12.0 million in warrant proceeds to Treasury and has repaid with interest $2.13 billion in debt that Treasury provided to the Fund

2011

Selected by New York State Common Retirement Fund, New York Teachers’ Retirement System and New York State Insurance Fund to collaborate on an advisory and database management project

Awarded the distinction of serving as part of the CalPERS Spring Fed pool of Investment Diversity Consultants

Selected by CalSTRS to be in its pool of advisors through 2 awards: a general consulting contract and a specialty consulting contract.

2010

Provided sub-advisory emerging manager consulting services to the FDIC

Developed research and capital solutions for small and diverse businesses that allowed the firm to begin preparing to launch a private equity arm

Monika Mantilla is invited as a Capital Advisor to the Billion Dollar Roundtable, and helps develop a framework to scale diverse-owned businesses

2009

Selected as a sub-advisor to AllianceBernstein in the CPP asset management mandate to provide Manager of Manager services for the U.S. Treasury, and as a sub-advisor to AllianceBernstein for its PPIP fund

2008

Released the Emerging Manager Information Platform, a groundbreaking, web-based application for institutional investors

The Platform provides research, data analytics, due diligence, market intelligence, and collaborative tools. The tool became widely used by many of the largest institutional investors in the country and the world

2006

Launched extensive database to broaden diversity investment opportunities for public and private pension funds, promote transparency and access to capital, and develop a better understanding of emerging investment firms

 

Awarded contract to be part of the CalPERS Spring Fed pool of Investment Diversity Consultants

2005

Launched Advisory Services business

 

Awarded a mandate to provide consulting services to the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS) and to the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS)