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.
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.
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.
Both founders have dedicated their careers to international, cross borders opportunities; having executed in 42 countries with aggregate transaction values of over $5 billion.
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.
As part of our business model, we ensure philanthropic responsibility and socially impactful initiatives that will benefit our communities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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