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ABOUT US

AI Global is an international investment company with interests in multiple asset classes, including search funds, private equity, real estate and late-stage ventures around the globe.

The firm brings value by working closely with its partners throughout all of the phases of any venture or investment as well as leveraging on its international network of experts and collaborators, and it has investments in Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East, and it is one of the most active, global, serial Search Fund investors.

AI Global has multiple partnerships that provide industry/sector experience and support for different initiatives.

We partner with talented entrepreneurs and work with them to reach their full potential

AREAS OF INTEREST

SEARCH FUNDS

Search funds are the alternative to a start-up for entrepreneurial MBAs as well as experienced professionals with relevant management experience. We support entrepreneurs looking to find, acquire, operate and build great, lasting businesses.

Since early 2017, we have invested in multiple search funds around the world. Our current operating partners are the following:

Cohort 2017

Infini Capital Partners (Colombia) - Searching

Koru Nachfolge (DACH) - Searching

RJ Capital Partners (UK) - Acquired: Infonetica

Sachem Partners (Spain) - Acquired: Lanaccess

Syna Capital (Spain) - Acquired: Vozitel

Tre Cime Capital (Italy) - Searching

Cohort 2018

Albatross Equity (Spain) - Searching

Arista Partners (Spain) - Searching

Bogo Inversion (Spain) - Searching

Gueca Capital (Mexico) - Acquired: IPM

Kinase Investments (Brazil) - Acquired: Stoque

Light Wave Capital (Brazil) - Searching

Quantico Capital Partners (Argentina) - Searching

Vigía Capital (Spain) - Searching

Cohort 2019

Ayerma Transmission (France)

Fritz & Sehr Mittelstandsnachfolge (DACH) - Searching

JBS Partners (Japan) - Searching

Navega Capital (Spain) - Searching

Saga Capital (Mexico) - Searching

Signatus Capital (Spain) - Searching

Sotavento Capital (Spain) - Searching

Vira Capital (Peru)​ - Searching

Search Funds Russia

In September 2019, we launched the initiative Search Funds Russia to bring the Search Fund model to the Russian market.

Resources

Research Centres

Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB)

Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (CES)

IESE Business School

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center (EIC)

Harvard Business School (HBS)

Rock Center for Entrepreneurship

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Recommended Readings

Stanford CES, Search Fund Primer

Stanford CES, 2018 Search Fund Study: Selected Observations

IESE EIC, International Search Funds – 2018: Selected Observations

Harvard Business Review, Why You Should Buy a Business (and How to Do It)

PRIVATE EQUITY

We are interested to hear (growth capital) opportunities that meet the following criteria:

  • Lower middle market and microcap companies with untapped potential

  • EBITDA Margin greater than 10%

  • Companies with strong market positions or franchise value that we can help reach their full potential via organic growth, acquisitions and operational improvement

  • Current shareholders/owners willing to sell a majority stake

  • Any sector and geography

OTHER INVESTMENTS

We also invest in selected opportunities and ventures in commercial real estate projects/sites outside Russia as well as fund of funds (FOF).