Harraden Circle Investments, LLC is a research-oriented investment firm focused on identifying mispriced securities within less efficient areas of the market.

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Harraden Circle Investments, LLC was founded in 2016 with the goal of capitalizing on unconventional market opportunities. 

Our mission: To support the well-being of our partners by safeguarding and growing their assets.

Our Specialization

We conduct fundamental research on Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs).

We specialize in SPAC research because of the substantial market inefficiencies available within the investment area.  SPACs are publicly traded securities that raise cash for the purpose of purchasing a private company to list on the stock market. Before effecting a transaction, the common stock of the SPAC is fully backed by cash which provides significant downside protection. After a transaction is announced, the complex deal-making process can generate event-driven and arbitrage-oriented investment opportunities. 

Our Strategy

We make long and short investments in SPAC securities and their transactions.

Our goal is to capitalize on mispricing at each phase of a SPAC’s lifecycle, from IPO through deal completion. We employ both qualitative and quantitative methods when evaluating SPAC teams, structures, deals, and business targets. Our goal is to take advantage of structural inefficiencies and security-specific mispricing while limiting market exposure risk and avoiding portfolio leverage. This fundamental approach differentiates us from SPAC investors that pursue a more passive, long-only approach.

Our Team
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We foster a collaborative work environment which promotes independent thinking.

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Founder & Chief Investment Officer
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Frederick Vincent Fortmiller, Jr. (“Fritz”)

Founder & Chief Investment Officer
  • 20-year investment career

  • Fund of Funds management at Forester Capital (2006 – 2015)

  • Research and financial consulting at Cambridge Associates (1999 – 2005)

  • B.A., Philosophy, Yale University

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Chief Financial Officer/CHief operating Officer
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George Roeck

Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer
  • CPA/ MBA / JD with over 25 years operational experience

  • Most recently at Charter Bridge Capital Partners, a fund founded by a former Maverick Capital partner

  • B.A., Economics, Wagner College; M.B.A, St. Johns University; J.D., Touro College School of Law

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Research Analyst
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Pavithra Ahuja

Research Analyst
  • Fundamental analyst focused on detailed modeling and research of post-deal businesses

  • Buy-side experience following sell-side work at Standard & Poor’s subsidiary, CRISL

  • Finance Major, M.B.A from Institute for Financial Management and Research

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Research Analyst
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Ilana Ben-Ezra

Research Analyst
  • Investment experience as Harraden Circle Investments intern, 2016-2018; Joined full-time in 2020

  • Fulbright awardee, doctorate in History and Judaic Studies, New York University

  • B.A. and M.A., History, Binghamton University

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Research Analyst
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Eli Fonseca

Research Analyst
  • Quantitative analyst focused on modeling and data intensive projects

  • Advanced mathematics training and software development experience

  • Sc.B, Mathematics, Brown University

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Research Analyst
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Sang Min

Research Analyst
  • Quantitative analyst focused on event-driven ideas and research

  • Mathematics training and six years of SPAC investment experience

  • B.A. in Mathematics and B.A. in Economics from New York University

Contact Us

299 Park Avenue, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10171

Phone : 212.832.0111

Email: ir@harraden.com