Darryl Laws brings an extensive and broad investment experience to the Marketplace. Since Nov. 2006 he has been the de facto PE fund investment manager for three family offices, overseeing the families’ investments in: fossil fuel power plants, landfill conversion to energy, bio-fuel plants, solar array thin film technologies applications for the energy sector, new IP for oil field services, heavy manufacturing, financial services, software, consumer products and services, luxury hotels and structuring bridge loans with their capital.
Jermyn Street Capital Partners, LLC is a family office investment advisor, fund manager, investment banker and merchant banking group managed by Darryl Laws, Doctor of Business Administration Candidate, that represents five Southern California families; one Mexico City based family and a Toronto, Canada family office in making their respective investment decisions by: vetting, analyzing, economic modeling, structuring, negotiating, and documenting investments in the domestic and international markets, respectively.
JSCP’s investment objective is to provide clients with a high yield and the preservation of capital. The firm has approximately $1BN AUM.Today Jermyn Street Capital Partners, LLC is a boutique family office fund manager and merchant bank focused on middle market growth companies, that:Conducts business in: the US, European Union, South America and China and South Asia.Provides a wide range of services, including: mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, including: finance, strategic partnering alliances, financial advisory, restructuring and recapitalizations and private equity investing. Team consists of private equity, venture capital and hedge fund veterans who are seasoned corporate financiers with a diverse set of experiences, relationships, skills and capabilities.
Offices in: La Jolla, California, Austin, TX, New York, London and Shanghai and affiliate offices in: Amsterdam, Paris and Sydney.
Prior to his founding CPE Mr. Laws was a Managing Director at Blue C Ventures, based in Vienna, Austria. While a Managing Director at Blue C Ventures he worked with the CEO in arranging twelve (12) cross-border acquisitions of software companies in: the UK, Spain, France, Germany, Austria and Sweden.
From 1987 to 2007 Mr. Laws was a Managing Director of Charlotte Square Capital Ventures, a Venture Capital firm focused on investing in biotech and device companies. The firm’s merchant banking group provided corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions advisory services to middle market companies worldwide.
Between 1987 and 1996, he was the president of The Laws Company, Ltd., (“TLC”) a real estate investment fund formed to develop commercial real estate projects and make opportunistic buyouts. His firm was financially backed by the Chan family (Hong Kong), Century Federal Savings and Loan, GATX (Chicago), Independence Bank (Los Angeles) and the Guinness Trust and the Constantine family of the UK.
From 1983 to 1985 he was Senior Vice President of Capital Markets at First City Industries, a NYSE listed company, whose majority shares were owned by the infamous hostile takeover corporate raiders, the Belzberg brothers. While at “FCI” he was an VP on a team that structured and financed hostile acquisitions of: Scovil Industries, Fast Eddie’s Electronics, Ashland Oil and collaborated with Boone Pickens’ of Mesa Petroleum in the attempted takeover of Union Oil of California; Ron Perelman’s acquisition of Revlon and Carl Icahn’ s acquisition of Continental Airlines.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Laws held positions as a Project Manager at Trammel Crow Company, and as an Asst. Vice President of Finance position at E.W. Hahn, Inc. Mr. Laws is currently a Doctor of Business Administration Candidate at Edinburgh University, Heriot – Watt Graduate School of Business joint program with the London School of Economics. He graduated with honors with and received an MBA from California State University, Long Beach, in 1976 and graduated from University of California with a Bachelor of Science in 1974.