VC-A Winter 2021 Newsletter – FR

A lot has happened in 2020

Unless you live on another planet, you must have been affected by the pandemic. For most of us, 2020 is a year to forget, so let's focus on the post-COVID-19 opportunities to start 2021 on the right foot. We can try to classify sectors into 3 groups, those who benefited from the crisis, those who are temporarily impacted but will bounce back, and those who might never recover, at least not under the same format.

  • Winners: Telecom,  eCommerce, Logistic, Health Care, Streaming...
  • Be-backers: Airlines, Hospitality, Restaurants, Transports, Renewable Energies, Distressed Asset Managers...
  • Potential losers: Cinemas, Theme Parks, Theatres, Events Management, Oil and Gas, Real Estate, Luxury...

The above segmentation should be refined by sub-sector though. e.g. If working from home becomes the norm, that will impact restaurants located close to businesses negatively but may favour residential real estate.

For 2021 Q1, VC-A shall focus on 1) renewable energy, 2) payment processing and 3) hedge funds

Where will you be focusing on?


Looking for investors to develop solar projects in Spain

Through EMBLITAM, our portfolio company, we have identified more than 12GWp of greenfield solar projects ready for development in the kingdom of Spain.
The Spanish Authorities request surety bonds to access connection points.
e.g. For a 500MWp plant, you need to place a €20M surety bond. EMBLITAM's business model consists in providing surety bonds to developers with low credit ratings.

If you have a strong balance sheet and want to monetise it, one way is to issue low-risk surety bonds through EMBLITAM.

Universal Payment Platform

VC-A has teamed up with a PSP

VC-A has reached an agreement with a payment service provider (PSP) to market a comprehensive payment platform.
The Payment Platform can process billions of transactions annually across 146 countries and more than 300 payments types in 126 currencies, including cryptocurrencies.
In addition, the Payment Platform bundles traditional payments types with ticketing and loyalty solutions such as coupons, discounts and other types of rewards.
See our Post: Leverage your payment processing system and get in touch to understand how our Payment Solutions can lower your cost and boost your revenue.

Funds Management

VC-A has teamed up with Fiduscorp, a financial services entity focusing on corporate and financial structuring, to set up regulated Funds in Malta.

  • Professional Investment' Funds, up to €100M
  • Alternative Investment Funds, for €100M and above.
  • Regulated by the MFSA.

In addition to setting up the Funds, we have solutions to leverage them by monetising financial instruments.

VC-A Website

VC-A Website

VC-A has got a new website

You may say that it was just about time:

The old site was designed back in 2002.

The new site keeps all the functionalities that that were available, is secured by SSL and is GDPR compliant. VC-A Ltd is also now registered at the Information Commissioner's Office for data privacy matters.

The Sign-Up form is directly linked into our CRM, the VC-A M&A Suite. Whoever registers online is taken through our internal compliance procedure.

It is free to register, but only 1 candidate out of 20 pre-selected applications - e.g. who have passed the CV pre-screening filter - makes it to Associate Director.

Just to manage your expectations.


In December 2020, we had 37,916 Contacts and 1,181 VC-A Members in our database. We have introduced 109 active leads into the system.
We executed an agreement with Epsilon Research to acquire the code of our VC-A M&A Suite.
Epsilon will still be maintaining the core product but we will own the intellectual property of the source and have the freedom to customise it to our needs.


To join VC-A as an Agent register online here.

Some of VC-A current opportunities

OpportunityIdTicketOverviewWho could be interested?
Axion Blue SuiteAxion Blue-XXX€100k to €100MSet up and invest in a series of funds in multiple verticals: startups, NPL, RE, securities, commodities... Fund Managers, HNWI, FO, Asset Managers, Portfolio Managers, Corporations, Investors
Asset Backed LoansBond Monetisation€3M+ or 3% of Bond FVWe are looking for asset-backed projects and equity investors to issue and monetise bonds for loans in excess of €20M. New project developers, construction companies and asset managers with cash available in excess of €3M willing to finance large projects and/or monetise existing assets
Digital BankDiginacria€7.5M -> €100MA well-established and popular German fintech company is looking to raise up to EUR 7.5m in expansion capital to become the largest fintech bank based in Europe’s single currency area with a truly global reach. Additional assets can be included to build up a strong balance sheet and move into market-makingUHNWI, security traders, VC/PE specialised in fintechs, banks, and financial institutions
Non Performing LoansNPL Fund€5M -> €100MValue Creation - Alternative is looking for investors to set up a regulated non-performing loans fund to acquire bad consumer debt in the kingdom of SpainDistressed funds, hedge funds, HNWI, UHNWI, financial institutions, bad debt recovery entities
Foreign ExchangeFX and Trade Finance€5M -> €100MWe structure finance solutions for international trades involving currency exchange and supplier creditsImport-export agencies, trading companies, lenders
Regulated Funds ManagementCrypto-PIF€5M -> €100MLooking for a partner investor to set up a regulated professional investment fund (PIF) in Malta to raise money through tokenizationEstablished and would-be fund managers, non-EU banks and financial institutions, companies looking to raise funding from institutional investors
CybersecurityAlibaba>€5MWe are looking for European companies serving data-dependent industries willing to swap shares with a US company listed on Nasdaq and offer our IP protected cybersecurity softwareSystem integrators, IT services companies, consulting firms, VC and PE in IT companies looking for an exit
M&A and FundraisingVC-A M&A Suite€250k+We are looking for Strategic Partners and Investors to help us develop VC-A solutions through JV and alliancesHNWI, UHNWI, M&A boutiques, hedge funds, VC/PE, FOs, consulting firms, investment banks
Unicorn StartupsPre-IPO€100k+We trade unicorn shares on the secondary market. Currently on screen: Flexport, Rubrik (Shares owned directly), Kraken (Shares owned directly), BitPay (Shares in an SPV), Eat Just (Shares owned in an SPV), Udemy (Shares owned directly) etc. from $100k investment upMass-affluents, HNWI, UHNWI, hedge funds
You can download a blind list of VC-A leads here.

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About Value Creation - Alternative

Value Creation – Alternative is a Strategy and Investment Advisory firm. We help companies to develop their business through acquisition and organic growth. We accompany our clients throughout the entire life cycle of their corporate development programme: strategy definition, target search, due-diligence, negotiation, transformation map, change management and digitalisation.

We are a worldwide network of more than 1,000 seasoned professionals with more than 35,000 contacts and have collectively advised M&A projects worth in excess of US$100B.

We support complex strategic and operational business decisions with deep analysis and robust processes. Our methodology is a combination of desk research, interviews and application of our internal know-how.

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