Aston Martin is a British company owned by a coalition of foreign-based venture capitalists. Fortunately, these VC's have resisted the urge to become "vulture capitalists".
Vulture capitalism is mandated by a very simple formula. Make an acquisition of a successful company, take out massive loans on the premise of business development and distribute those loans back to the shareholders.
The acquisition is now loaded with debt. Then it's simply a case of watching the company struggle to repay the loans.
It could takes years, but the company will eventually declare bankruptcy.
Vulture capitalists do not invest in their acquisitions so it's safe to say Aston's shareholders are bona-fide, proper, venture capitalists.
The evidence? Well look at it, its the all new Aston Martin V8 Vantage.