PRIVATE EQUITY FUNDS & CO-OWNED FUNDS
Our private portfolio includes established companies or new start-up ventures, spanning from new deals consummated in the past year to much older investments that were made by our Principals more than a decade ago. Hence we have invested in diverse universe of technology, media, retail, industrial companies and start-ups, such as:
• A San Francisco-based software company that delivers market-leading SaaS solutions for managing third party risk and compliance at scale, helping Global 2000 companies to protect their business value and reputation by managing the risks associated with third parties and suppliers, and to build business value by ensuring that their third-party relationships are optimized. The company has assembled unique domain expertise and best practice approaches from more than 15 years of delivering successful implementations to global companies with the most complex supply and third party networks in the world, and today boasts a user base of 88,000 corporate users managing 3.1 million third parties in 33 languages and 154 countries.
• A Silicon Valley startup company developing an interactive holographic display for mobile devices. The company is also developing software to facilitate content creation for its holographic platform. The Company’s main target is mobile applications (wearables, Internet of Things (IoT), smartphones, tablets), yet its technology is also aimed at the AR/VR (Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality), automotive and medical markets.
• A fintech company focused on investing in best-in-class, high growth, digitally native financial services companies based across the globe and operating in, retail banking & consumer finance, business & corporate banking, payments, wealth & asset management, capital markets & trading, insurance & risk management, and data technology.
• An innovative fintech company in India that features as an online marketplace for retail and SME lending in India, which looks to simplify / automate every step of the lending process from discovery to fulfilment using advanced technology of algorithms, artificial intelligence and analytics. The company integrates with the credit appraisal systems of a wide network of banks’ back-ends - i.e. replicates the credit policy of banks onto its platform, then processes applications on its own proprietary credit decision systems, followed by approving financial products through its proprietary matchmaking algorithm.
• A leading industrial company combining robotics, smart automation and algorithmic apps, setting new benchmarks for manufacturing processes. The company’s objective is to save its costs for its clients, and focus its business activities in the areas of thermal sensors, copper wiring, urban mining and other production lines.
• A Hollywood based motion picture production company focused on creating, and independently producing studio quality feature films that appeal to a global audience. The Company utilizes the most advanced technologies in production and distribution that gives it a disruptive ability to produce "Studio" quality films at "Indie" budgets.
• A quick service restaurant operator with a pan African ambition. The operator has assembled a portfolio of internationally proven, quick service restaurant brands for roll out across Africa, with the intention of working with multi-brand international operators, reaping economies of scale and scope.
• A U.S. based craft Spirits Company, with production and sales partners around the world. The Company is rapidly becoming one of the most innovative emerging spirits producers in the industry.
• An online luxury product platform that aims to be the leader in luxury fashion digital customisation and personalisation, founded and led by some of the most well-known and accomplished leaders and entrepreneurs of the luxury space. The company focuses on the development and commercialisation of 3D customisation solutions, coupled with a marketplace for such end products that span from distinct shoe lines, clothing brands and accessories.
• An international fashion company that is pioneering the mass customized, made-to-order label market. It offers women timeless design with contemporary edge; all individually customizable and sustainably made-to-order. The company is present in the key fashion capitals of the world and is backed by top-tier VCs.