About Us

LDA is an alternative investment group with expertise in complex, cross border transactions. The firm is led by an energetic, collaborative core leadership team with a proven track record of successful partnerships, business building, theme development, sourcing, and investment and risk management.






  • Aggregate Transactions:

    $5+
    Billion

  • Countries Transacted:

    42+
    Countries

  • Industries Transacted:

    32+
    Industries

  • Leadership
    History:

    20+
    Years



Foundation.

Our firm was founded in 2018 by Warren Baker and Anthony Romano with an initial focus on special situations in emerging private and public companies requiring capital solutions.

History.

Warren and Anthony have a 20 year business history together having collectively executed over 200 transactions across the capital structure in both the public and private markets.

Expertise.

Both founders have dedicated their careers to international, cross borders opportunities; having executed in 42 countries with aggregate transaction values of over $10 billion.

Business  Strategy

Investment Strategies

Portfolio Services

Approach

 

We Seek

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We Value

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We Value

Entrepreneurial Spirit.

We embrace the everchanging business landscape to meet our client’s investment needs and foster new opportunities in the global markets. We value the importance of being ambitious and hungry for success, as well as taking calculated risks for continuous improvement.

Teamwork & Partnership.

We communicate with honesty and integrity within our firm and with clients, partners and providers. We acknowledge the importance of truthfulness as we empower all team members and encourage professional growth.

Social Impact.

As part of our business model, we ensure philanthropic responsibility and socially impactful initiatives that will benefit our communities.

Relationships.

We strive to establish and grow our network by providing value and resources within our areas of expertise. We make conscious and mindful decisions that benefits our personal and professional relationships.

Excellence.

We are passionate about exceeding expectations, raising the bar and driving team performace to new heights. Excellence is a mindset and our way of life. No detail is too small to get right and no problem is too big to solve.

Strategic Risk Taking.

We focus on bold and innovative investments while maintaining a balanced risk management strategy.

Leadership

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Anthony Romano

Anthony Romano is a co-founder of LDA Capital and has spent over a decade as a private equity and principal investor specializing in cross-border opportunities. Anthony has transacted across 6 continents in 20+ countries with notable positions including; President for Eros International, a USD $1 billion NYSE Indian media company; Fund Manager for Global Emerging Markets, a global alternative investment group; Investment Professional for the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the world’s largest multi-lateral investment organization; and an investment banker for both Merrill Lynch and Citigroup. Anthony has collaborated with professional investors, entrepreneurs and government representatives to evaluate and invest in unique opportunities spanning the Natural Resource, Manufacturing, Life Science, Media & Entertainment, Technology and Consumer industries. Anthony graduated from Babson College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and a concentration in finance and entrepreneurial studies. Anthony is also a receipt of Babson’s Mueller Business Plan Competition Award.

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Warren Baker

Warren P. Baker, III is a co-founder of LDA Capital and has spent over a decade as a multi-strategy investor specializing in cross-border transactions. Warren brings comprehensive capital markets industry knowledge and expertise having identified, structured and executed investment opportunities across the capital structure in over 125 transactions, spanning more than 30 countries, across Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Warren graduated from Babson College in 2003, with a BS in Business Management, with a focus on Finance and Entrepreneurship. Mr. Baker was born in Colombia, and Spanish is his first language. Mr. Baker has completed a Master of Science in Global Finance jointly developed by the HKUST Business School and NYU Stern School of Business.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Portfolio

Recent Portfolio Companies


Agrify Corporation

Agrify is a rapidly growing developer of premium indoor grow solutions for the cannabis and hemp marketplace. The Company’s comprehensive grow solutions have been developed with one mission in mind: to assist horticulturalists in producing the highest quality crop possible with consistency and superior yields. Agrify is a non-plant touching company.

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Altura Mining

Altura is a key player in the global lithium market and is leveraging increasing demand for raw materials for manufacturing lithium ion batteries for electric vehicles and static storage uses. Altura owns and operates the world-class Altura Lithium Project at Pilgangoora in WA’s Pilbara region, which has a production capacity of 220,000tpa of high-quality spodumene concentrate.                   

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Ansen Electronics

Ansen Corporation has over 36 years expertise in Contract Manufacturing and is a leading Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) supplier. Ansen is headquartered in Hong Kong with manufacturing facilities in China and Vietnam. The Company specializes in LED lighting, Bluetooth technologies, and WIFI home automation and security.

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BBX Minerals Limited

BBX Minerals Ltd. is an Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) listed precious metals resource development and technology company with a 100% owned atypical, high-grade precious metals deposit in Brazil. The company’s principal focus is on developing a proprietary, transferable precious metals extraction process applicable to the company’s Brazilian discovery and other similar deposits worldwide.

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BrainChip Holdings Ltd

BrainChip Holdings Ltd is a global technology company that is producing a groundbreaking neuromorphic processor which brings artificial intelligence to the edge in a way that existing technologies are not capable. Their Akida™ chip is high performance, small, ultra-low power and enables a wide array of edge capabilities that include on-chip training, learning and inference.

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Confident Cannabis

Confident Cannabis is the leading cannabis wholesale marketplace powered by lab test data. The Company seeks to bring transparency in the cannabis industry by providing lab testing where one can place orders, receive results, share them with buyers & sellers, and analyze the data over time, all through a centralized dashboard.                         

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Cyber Security 1 AB

CYBER 1 provides cyber security solutions to customers wanting to be resilient against new and existing threats. They offer professional services, advisory and vendor network, which will help one select a suite of best in class products that enhances ones reputation and company value.

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Devils Peak Brewery

Devil’s Peak Brewing Company is an award-winning South African craft brewery located at the base of the famous Devils Peak mountain in Cape Town.

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GetSwift

GetSwift is a worldwide leader in delivery management automation. From enterprise to hyper-local, businesses across dozens of industries around the globe depend on GetSwift’s SaaS platform to bring visibility, accountability, efficiency and savings to its supply chain and “Last Mile” operations.                                                

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Great Northern Brands

GNB is a vertically-integrated company that specializes in cultivation and retail operations that are fully compliant and are driven by proven operating excellence and standards. GNB has a diverse portfolio of premium cannabis brands, proprietary strains, luxury retail brands and new product innovations covering both the medical and recreational markets.

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A Lego Brickumentary

Released in 2014, A Lego Brickumentary explored the extraordinary impact of the LEGO brick and the innovative uses of for it that has sprung up all over the world. The film was directed by Oscar winning Director Daniel Junge and Oscar Nominated Director Kief Davidson and narrated by acclaimed actor Jason Bateman.                                                

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L'Officiel USA

L’Officiel USA is a fully integrated, digital newsroom offering consumers international coverage of high fashion, accessories, art, travel, and lifestyle. L’Officiel content is distributed in over 80 countries and is the doyenne of French women’s fashion magazines. L’Officiel has captured the French spirit of elegance and couture’s top talents for nearly 100 years.

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Mithra Pharmaceuticals SA

Mithra (Euronext: MITRA) is a Belgian biotech company dedicated to transforming Women’s Health by offering new choices through innovation, with a particular focus on contraception, menopause and hormone-dependent cancers. Mithra’s goal is to develop products offering better efficacy, safety and convenience, meeting women’s needs throughout their life span.

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PT Jaya Bersama Indo Tbk

Jaya Bersama Indo (DUCK:IJ) is an Indonesian listed company in the food and beverage space. Since 2003, it operates a chain of Chinese restaurant establishing a foothold in different cities across Indonesia with 8 diverse dining concepts and 40 outlets. It is committed to preserve the fine art of Chinese cuisine with open kitchen concepts that offer a unique dining experience with exceptional food quality and excellent customer service in congenial ambiance.

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Roxas and Company, Inc.

Roxas & Company, Inc. (formerly CADP Group Corp.), a publicly-listed firm (PSE trading symbol: RCI), is the holding company of the Roxas Group. Its main holdings are raw real estate located in Nasugbu, Batangas, sugar-related assets and businesses held through Roxas Holdings, Inc. (RHI), another publicly-listed company (PSE trading symbol: ROX) and real estate development through its property arm, Roxaco Land Corporation (Roxaco).

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Springleaf Engineering Pte Ltd

Springleaf Engineering is a turnkey engineering solution provider, its services include design management, construction management and maintenance management for factory facilities systems.

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Systemgroup

Systemgroup is a specialty finance company headquartered in Bogota, Colombia. The Company specializes in the purchase and servicing of non-performing loans (“NPLs”) from major banks in LATAM.

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Tings

Tings is US based media company providing its Gen Z audiences with a unique content offering anchored in experience; a print experience, a digital content experience, and an intimate event experience. Tings aims to create a more direct, authentic relationship between its audience – the talent they adore – and the brands that understand them.

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Tyme Technologies

Tyme is a clinical-stage biotechnology company and develops cancer metabolism-based therapies (CMBTs) in the United States. The Company’s lead candidate is the SM-88, a CMBT that is in Phase II clinical trials to treat cancer, including pancreatic, lung, breast, prostate, and sarcoma cancers.

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Upco International Inc.

Upco International is a cloud based mobile service company which provides high-quality voice termination to a market driven by the growing activity in online communications and commerce. Upco has also designed a software application for IOS and Android, similar to SKYPE and WHATSAPP, that will enable fully secure communications, social media, namely connecting users and sharing pictures, locations, international airtime top up, International and national calls and chatting.

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Partners

Cota Capital

Cota Capital is a modern software technology investment firm. Cota takes a unique and differentiated approach to investing by identifying attractive investments across private and public markets, from early stage venture to public software companies.

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NextGen Medical

NG Medical AB is a Swedish investment company with a focus on investing in the global cannabis industry and related ancillary businesses. The firm’s mandate is to make minority equity investments in growth stage businesses via preferred equity and convertible debt financing structures.

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Contact Us

Global Offices

Office Locations

  • Los Angeles, CA:
    12400 Wilshire Blvd Ste. 360
    Los Angeles, CA 90025
  • Bogota, Colombia:
    Secoya De Rosales
    Circunvalar #00-03, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Madrid, Spain:
    Calle de Velázquez, 31
    28001 Madrid, Spain

General Inquiries

Phone: (323) 471-4317


Email: info@ldacap.com