THE STORY

About Us

Our Philosophy

Admiral Capital Group brings a balanced, multidisciplinary approach to investments and strategic partnerships, creating value and positive social impact. We know social impact doesn’t have to come at the cost of good business.

A Story of Partnership

Daniel Bassichis was first introduced to David Robinson and The Carver Academy in 2002 as a graduate student at the Duke Fuqua Business School. He was moved by the school’s mission, joined the board and became fundamental to the success of the school through fundraising and financial planning. In 2007, Robinson and Bassichis began exploring how to combine their interest in private equity and desire to make a positive social impact with the overall goal of creating a long-term sustainable business. After a period of research and discussions, the framework for Admiral Capital Group was established.

The Admiral, David Robinson

David Robinson, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a degree in mathematics, spent 14 years in the NBA with the San Antonio Spurs. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in September 2009 and among other honors, won the league MVP, two NBA championships, two Olympic Gold Medals and is among the preeminent philanthropists in professional sports, leading to the NBA's creation of the David Robinson Plaque given to current players in recognition of their outstanding community service.

  • After graduating in 1987, became a civil engineering officer at the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia
  • M.B.A. from University of Incarnate Word
  • Proud father of three sons, David Jr, Corey, Justin

I am very fortunate to have so many influential leaders, across business and government, express strong desires and reasons to work together. They understand my goal is not only to create a successful business, but also to build a platform to make a social impact, creating a unique partnership together.

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Daniel Bassichis

Prior to forming Admiral Capital Group with David Robinson, Daniel Bassichis was a member of the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs, where he focused on real estate, gaming and lodging and completed more than $15 billion of advisory and financing transactions. He was previously a member of The Fuqua School of Business Board of Visitors and currently serves as a board member of The Carver Academy in San Antonio and an Admiral Capital representative on the board of Centerplate, one of the nation's leading food service providers. He is also a board member of Krossover, a sports video analytics company.

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • B.B.A. in accounting from Emory University
  • M.B.A. from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University
  • Proud father of two daughters, Abigail and Caroline

It has been incredibly rewarding to provide strong returns to our investors, but also to make an impact in our market. We have attracted deal flow and operating partners in large part due to our social mission which creates a differentiated source of capital in a very competitive market.

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We understand the importance of trust and integrity.

The strongest partnerships are rooted in trust and are fair to all parties. The Admiral Approach evaluates each opportunity with the highest levels of integrity, diligence, and discipline, guided by our mission and desire to build long-term trust with partners.

Our reputation is everything.

Every action we take as a business places as much importance on the reputation of our firm, people, partners, and investors as it does financial returns.

Community is at the core of our approach to business.

Admiral operates with a sense of purpose and service. We’re inspired to impact local communities in which we invest, with a strong focus on education and low-income communities built on the values and legacy established by David Robinson.

We seek out partners that share our vision.

Admiral’s success is built on a foundation of strong partnerships. Our greatest advantage has been identifying best-in-class organizations that are experts in a specialized field. We then provide the strategic capital and guidance to fuel long-term growth.

We strive for excellence in every endeavor.

We believe that passion, conviction, and a sense of purpose are all crucial in achieving excellence in our outcomes.

Athlete Network

Admiral has cultivated a select group of current and retired professional athletes who share the desire to be highly informed and engaged investors, while also utilizing their platform to make long term, positive impact.

Meet The Team

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DAVID ROBINSON

Co-Founder

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DANIEL BASSICHIS

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

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JOSEPH WALSH

Chief Operating Officer

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Andy Stone

Managing Partner, Admiral 2R Management

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Javier Vidales

Associate

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Thomas Casey

Analyst

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David Robinson Jr.

Social Impact

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Jayson Glickman

Analyst

Partnerships

In 2010, Admiral Capital Group and USAA Real Estate partnered to launch a series of value-add real estate funds targeting multifamily, office, retail and hotel properties in top 25 markets. USAA Real Estate is both an anchor investor in the funds and provides strategic resources to support Admiral Capital Group's execution of the fund strategy.


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