Established in 2001, GI Partners is a leading trans-Atlantic private investment firm that focuses on control-oriented investments in asset-backed businesses and properties located in North America and Western Europe. The firm is active in a number of key sectors, including asset-backed IT services, specialty healthcare and education, leisure, commercial real estate, hospitality, retail and financial services. Since inception, the firm has managed $6 billion of equity capital through its commingled fund products and a separate account mandate. These commitments have come from recognized institutional private equity and real estate investors in the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
GI Partners is currently investing its third fund, which is targeting businesses and underpriced portfolios of assets with attractive long-term fundamentals. Investments are structured to have substantial downside protection underpinned by intrinsic asset value, which may be in the form of fixed assets, long-term customer contracts or mission-critical business attributes. Consistent with the strategy deployed in the firm?s first two funds, typical deals will include i) platforms for ?buy and build? strategies, ii) companies that are either out of favor or in some form of financial distress, and iii) assets around which an independent business can be created or expanded. Companies or divisions that are subject to regulatory or structural change, cyclical challenges or financial complexity are also excellent candidates for the firm?s investment and management expertise. Post-acquisition, GI Partners seeks to recognize the upside potential of its investments by executing identifiable value creation initiatives including add-on acquisitions, geographic expansions, management augmentation, capital structure optimization and new business development.