Liquid Stock introduced the first fully independent, institutionally backed firm providing liquidity to employees and stockholders of privately held companies. Aligning shareholder and employee interests by turning option holders into owners, this fund offers companies an alternative to tender offers while extending shareholders and employees full stock value when they need it.
The Liquid team boasts a deep background that spans the industry with proven leadership in liquidity solutions, venture capital and private equity investing. Liquid’s fund is rounded out by significant investments from funds managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Morgan Stanley AIP and Coller Capital.
Robert Pitti, Founding Partner of Liquid commented, “Our strategic investors provide Liquid the ability to scale immediately to meet the needs of even the largest private companies, as well as a deep understanding of the global markets.”
Harold Hope, managing director and global head of Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s Vintage Funds remarked that, “Liquid’s depth of experience, diversity of skills and quality of team uniquely positions them as the liquidity provider of choice for employees and stockholders of privately held companies. As venture-backed companies are staying private for longer, we believe the Liquid offering provides an important liquidity tool for these stakeholders.”