We are Alphabridge
The analytical firepower for
”If the facts don’t hang together on a latticework of theory, you don’t have them in a usable form. You’ve got to have models in your head. And you’ve got to array your experience both vicarious and direct on this latticework of models.Charlie MungerVice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway
The business environment today is more competitive than ever. The need to design the right business model, one that generates sustainable economic profits, and to rigorously evaluate risks and opportunities is no longer an option, but the key to survival.
Yet management decisions today are, and unfortunately continue to be, driven by quasi-analyses born out of organizational politics, personal biases, and poor technical understanding. At best, these analyses provide false confidence and, at worst, they are relied upon to make multi-million dollar decisions. We have witnessed the consequences of this play out first-hand and are driven to change the situation for the better. This is why Alphabridge was born.
We are a lean team of financial analysts that are genuinely passionate about finding answers to business challenges. We have built the core of our expertise in corporate finance and financial modeling, which naturally makes us look at every problem and opportunity through a finance lens. Our ability to distill complex problems into their essence, combined with our analytical rigor, systematic thinking, and entrepreneurial DNA are what we deliver to clients, more than 90% of whom have become long-term partners and continue to rely on us for answers at critical moments of their business journey.
Alphabridge was founded in 2016 by Vasant Jain. Born and raised in Thailand, Vasant began his career in investment banking and later joined Lyra Growth Partners, a growth equity fund in Vancouver, Canada, where he worked closely alongside a number of their portfolio companies on strategy, business modeling, operations, and finance. Vasant graduated from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Honors in Finance. He is a CFA Charterholder and a Board Member of the Rotary Club of New Westminster.
How We Think
We look at a business as if it were a complex organism. The marketplace is the environment in which it must compete, the cash flows are its lifeblood, and its competitive advantage is what gives it edge to outdo competition. Similar to living organisms, a business must make itself immune to the stimuli/stressors (ex: macro forces, competition, disruption, etc.) present in the marketplace to not only survive but thrive.
This is what we are focused on understanding at Alphabridge – finding the right business model and strategy that makes a business thrive. We do this by dissecting a business down to its fundamental drivers, studying cash flows, quality of earnings, expansion opportunities, M&A synergies, capital structures, and a myriad of other factors that drive shareholder return.
As analysts, we
- rely on data and facts, not opinions and preconceived notions
- focus on generating actionable insights, not reports
- apply intellectual rigor, discipline, and focus to everything we do
As consultants, we
- tell our clients what they need to hear, ungoverned by corporate politics
- measure our performance by the long-term success of our clients
- foster a culture of partnership, passion, optimism, and excellence