Our approach to legacy begins with our mission to create impact through M&A. Through strategic partnerships, philanthropic initiatives we are shaping a better future

By STS Capital

In today’s fast-paced business landscape, success isn’t just measured by financial gains; it’s also about the impact we leave behind. At STS Capital Partners, leaving a lasting legacy is more than just a value; it’s our guiding principle. Through strategic partnerships, philanthropic initiatives, and a commitment to driving positive change, we’re shaping a better future for all.  

Creating Impact Through M&A 

Our approach to legacy begins with our mission to create impact through mergers and acquisitions (M&A). By Selling to Strategics, we help clients realize maximum financial value to provide limitless opportunities to reinvest their proceeds for good, by channelling incremental sale assets into foundations, trusts, and other philanthropic activities that can make a meaningful and lasting difference. STS Founder and Chairman, Rob Follows lives this value through his creation of Altruvest, a nonprofit organization.  

Altruvest was created as a positive response to a negative experience Rob had when he was 26 years old and made his first significant donation to a charity that built homes for the poor. He found out that 0% of the money donated was actually delivered to the cause. Rather than becoming cynical, Rob decided to become part of the solution and started offering strategy consulting they had within their business to charities for free, improving the efficiency and effectiveness which they donated to their causes.  

The BoardMatch program was subsequently established, bringing professional leaders together who were interested in a training to become an effective board member. They are matched to charities where their time, business expertise, and talent can be leveraged to support the causes they care about.  

Since it began, BoardMatch has matched over 5,000 candidates to charitable boards. Their vision is to offer this to over 300 cities worldwide in the next 30 years. 

Strategic Partnerships for Change 

Central to our legacy-building efforts are our strategic partnerships with impactful organizations. Through these collaborations, STS Capital amplifies our impact by contributing financial resources, offering our expertise, and fostering connections to drive change in key areas such as homelessness, education, and community development. 

DignityMoves, a non-profit organization co-founded by STS Managing Director Smoke Wallin, works to end unsheltered street homelessness in communities by building interim supportive housing with rapid, cost-effective, scalable solutions. DignityMoves embraces an inclusive and expansive philanthropy model that welcomes many to join. Their unique model combines traditional nonprofit philanthropy with cutting-edge partnership and investing expertise from the for-profit sector. Their innovative public-private partnerships draw in more resources, from more directions, and faster. 

We believe in the power of knowledge sharing and collaboration to address pressing global challenges and that leads us to another one of our Impact Partners, Knowledge Impact Network™ (KIN). They are a global NGO dedicated to scaling social impact by repurposing and redistributing knowledge. KIN combines human subject matter experts, advanced technologies, and the multiplier effect of sharing knowledge through intimate forums that address specific causes to alleviate hardship and uplift humanity.  

Join Us in Making an Impact 

Whether you’re a business owner or an organization passionate about driving change, we invite you to join us on this journey. Through our Success to Significance™ Program and partnerships with Impact Partners, together, we can make a difference and leave a lasting legacy. 

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