Braymont is a privately owned company which provides advisory and management services in two areas, Private Equity and Philanthropy. It works with its clients as an advisor, co-investor, on a long-term retainer or is engaged at specific organizations for a period of time.
Braymont was founded in 2012 and is based in Zug, Switzerland.
Braymont invests in and advises on healthcare and technology private equity, in particular companies facing growth-related transformational developments.
We directly invest or we take on the investment management of existing 3rd party investments that can benefit from our active approach. We also advise on and facilitate transactions between 3rd parties where we are invested or have a particular angle or expertise.
We are based in Switzerland and active throughout Europe.
Braymont provides independent philanthropy advice for individuals, families and foundations on a wide range of topics to support them in achieving maximum impact.
Whether new to the field, or an experienced philanthropist or foundation, Braymont can help you creating or revising your vision, strategy, partnerships, organizational set up, programs and evaluation approach. We also facilitate collaboration in the philanthropic space. Specific areas of expertise include education, health, economic opportunity, human rights and gender equality, as well as enabling philanthropists and foundations to utilize their investments for positive impact.
Our work is driven by the belief that philanthropy can provide the capital which is needed to tackle humanity’s greatest problems and that collaboration across sectors is crucial to addressing problems at scale.
Braymont Private Equity Advisory and Investment Management is led by Founder and CEO Jan Unverhau, an investment professional with over 18 years’ experience in private equity and international investment banking, who founded Braymont in 2012.
Prior to Braymont, Mr. Unverhau co-founded Elvaston Partners LLP together with a team of seasoned private equity investors as a family office-backed London-based boutique investment and merchant banking firm specializing in healthcare, technology and business services.
Previously, Mr. Unverhau was a Principal at Englefield Capital (since renamed Bregal Capital), a €2.2 billion pan-European mid-market private equity fund based in London. He started his career in corporate finance as an investment banker with Paribas in Paris and later with Credit Suisse First Boston in London, where he advised international private equity funds and corporate clients on mergers, acquisitions and structured financing across a range of industries.
Mr. Unverhau, a German and British national with a Master’s degree in financial economics from Private University Witten/Herdecke, is quadrilingual in English, German, French and conversational Spanish. He is married, has two young children, and in his spare time he enjoys endurance sports, mountain biking, and adventure trips around the world.
Braymont Philanthropy Advisory is led by Silvia Bastante de Unverhau, a global philanthropy expert and executive with over 20 years of experience working across the business, international development, non-profit, and government sectors.
Ms. Bastante is a global philanthropy expert and executive with over 20 years of experience working across the international development, non-profit, business, and government sectors. She is a Senior Advisor to Co-Impact, a global collaborative of some of the world’s leading philanthropists focused on systems change and gender equality to improve the lives of millions of people. She is also a Senior Advisor to philanthropists, other wealth management and philanthropic organizations. Furthermore, she is a regular writer and speaker on philanthropy and has been quoted by leading publications including the Financial Times and Forbes.
Ms. Bastante is the former Global Head of Philanthropy Advisory at UBS where she led a team of specialists advising clients to realize their philanthropic aspirations. She was also an Associate Partner at the strategy consulting firm Monitor Group working with national and non-profit leaders and business executives on strategy and social change. Early in her career, Ms. Bastante held management roles at the Organization of American States in Washington DC, the International Secretariat of Amnesty in London, and the Office of the President of Peru.
Ms. Bastante serves as a Senior Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth, University of Zurich. She also serves on the Board of I AM WATER Ocean Conservation Foundation, and as Advisory Board member for VALUEworks. She graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science and Harvard Kennedy School. Originally from Lima, Peru, she has visited and worked in over 70 countries, and lives in Zurich with her husband and two children. See www.silviabastante.org
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