We are the preferred, patient capital partner to enduring businesses with undiscovered value.
Our investment approach has been influenced by years of in-field experience and a repeatable due diligence process that measures risk while identifying the catalysts for increased performance.
As investors in the restaurant and real estate spaces, we have an extensive network of sponsors who align with our long-term investment approach.
Meet our Founders
Aneil Lala Managing Partner
Neal Wadhwa Managing Partner
Meet our Advisors
Our advisors, a collective of domain experts and brand ambassadors, are recognized for their innovation in building and protecting brand equity.
Matt Gunlock Advisor
Kenneth Gould Advisor
Dan McGue Advisor
Rishi Dani Advisor
Neal WadhwaManaging Partner
Wadhwa is a former public equity investor at Candlestick Capital and Citadel, specializing in the restaurant sector. He’s also a former private equity investor at Highgate Capital and HIG Capital, and a former investment banker at Moelis & Company, specializing in hospitality, consumer and retail. Wadhwa holds a B.S. in Finance, Management and Entrepreneurship from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Lala is a former public equity investor at Schonfeld Strategic Partners where he specialized in the restaurant sector. He also held investor positions at Green Owl Capital, First Atlantic Capital and J.P. Morgan, specializing in consumer and retail. Lala was a Fulbright scholarship recipient, graduating with distinction and Latin honors from Duke University and with an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Ken is an experienced Account Director/Producer who is committed to providing the best service in the industry to his clients. As a client advocate, Ken has the ultimate responsibility in delivering all aspects of commercial insurance customer service.
Ken joined Lockton Dallas in July 2007 and his complex account experience comes from working with domestic and multinational Middle Market and Risk Management clients. During his 25-year career, Ken serviced many restaurant clients including Yum! Brands. Other notable clients include PepsiCo, Accor Hotels, Omnicom Group, United Rentals, Hubbell Inc., United Technologies, Stanley Works, GTE, American Airlines, BNSF Railway, Nokia, Alltel.
Matt Gunlock has 15 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, the last five of which as Highgate’s General Counsel.Prior to joining Highgate, Matt was an attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, where he focused on commercial real estate transactions, hospitality, and private equity.He holds a BS in Accounting, summa cum laude, from the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University and a JD from the William & Mary School of Law, where he graduated as the valedictorian of his class.
Dan McGue is the President and Managing Director of Shamrock Companies. Shamrock Companies specializes in Real Estate and Quick Service Restaurant Operations. Dan has a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.
Rishi has over 15 years of experience advising large corporates on managing and hedging their exposure to interest rates via derivatives. Rishi started his career at J.P. Morgan, working on the team advising small businesses on hedging interest rates before moving to RBS and Nomura, where he helped corporates in the U.S. and Latin America manage interest rate and FX risk. Currently, in Toronto, he runs the Canada Corporates Interest Rate Derivatives team for CIBC. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Economics from Denison University in Ohio.