First Sustainable / 777 Partners
First Sustainable / 777 Partners is an investment firm focused on a broad spectrum of specialty finance businesses, asset originators and financial technology and services providers. The firm harnesses the acute insight and extensive experience of its people to identify and execute upon opportunities in esoteric and undercapitalized markets. Our overarching thesis is to incubate new ventures and to make control investments in businesses with scalable profiles and ambitious management teams operating in attractive markets. The value proposition we provide investors and stakeholders is ingenuity in innovatively deploying capital in management-centric structures. Our returns result from the investments we make in people, not products.
The firm’s senior management team is composed of industry veterans with backgrounds in private equity, venture capital, investment banking, financial technology, insurance, actuarial science, asset management, structured-credit, ABS, risk, analytics, complex commercial litigation and computer science. It is this collective experience that drives our businesses.
CGA Capital (Corporate and Governmental Asset Capital) and its affiliates provide debt and equity capital for real estate and other assets, and serve as the exclusive real estate net lease financing effort for RBS Global Banking & Markets, Americas.
The team, consisting primarily of W. Kyle Gore, Richard Jacobs and Duncan Swanston, has worked at or with RBS since December 2005, after over 19 years in the Structured Finance Group at Legg Mason.
The principals of CGA Capital have had a market-leading role in the corporate real estate sale-leaseback and build-to-suit markets. The team has structured and executed over 300 single-property and multi-property pooled CTL transactions throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico on behalf of over 50 different tenants. These transactions have ranged in size from $1.5 million to over $500 million. The team has developed and executed innovative equity-related trade strategies and structures adopted widely by the net lease industry examples of which include transactions featuring LIBOR-based rent, tenant-backed balloon, rent reset and credit support mechanisms.
CGA Capital has a nationwide focus and has closed over $10 billion of net lease-related real estate financings involving corporate and municipal users/tenants, and is the exclusive partner of Lance for all TIFS/ETIFS and SLB+ transactions and all investment activity related to our proprietary structures.
RCP Tax is a nationwide firm that specializes exclusively in matters related to tax risk management and mitigation with an emphasis on problem resolution and penalty prevention. The firm can successfully bring businesses a permanent solution to penalty related tax matters achieving the best possible results for clients across a wide range of tax risk issues. From individuals to large corporations, RCP Tax is dedicated to providing the best service with prompt results.
RCP Tax specializes in tax risk audits, tax risk compliance, tax risk mitigation, tax risk identification, tax resolution and penalty prevention, and tax risk mitigation via tax insurance. RCP Tax develops innovative task risk insurance products to help its clients mitigate risk and solve problems in real estate.