Empowering Entrepreneurs
Globally

Private Equity & Search Fund Investor

ABOUT US

AI Global is an international investment group with interests in multiple asset classes, including search funds, private equity (growth capital/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. In each stage, AI Global leverages on its international network of experts and collaborators, and it is one of the most active, global, serial Search Fund investors outside the U.S. with presence in six of the seven continents.

AI Global is constantly developing new partnerships to provide more industry/sector experience and support for each of its 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. AI Global is one of the most active international search fund investors outside the United States.

Our active operating companies are the following:

Cohort 2017

Infonetica (United Kingdom) managed by RJ Capital Partners

Lanaccess (Spain | España) managed by Sachem Partners

Renovation Bern (Switzerland | Schweiz | Suisse) managed by Koru Nachfolge

Vozitel (Spain | España) managed by Syna Capital

Cohort 2018

IPM (Mexico | México) managed by Gueca Capital 

Plásticos Arias (Spain | España) managed by Vigía Capital

Stoque (Brazil | Brasil) managed by Kinase Investments

Cohort 2020

CarPro Systems (Europe | Europa) managed by Ibérica Partners

Our active search funds are the following:

Cohort 2018

Albatros Equity (Spain | España)

Arista Partners (Spain | España)

BOGO Inversión (Spain | España)

Light Wave Capital (Brazil | Brasil)

Quantico Capital Partners (Argentina, Uruguay & United States)

Cohort 2019

Ayerma Transmission (France)

JBS Partners (Japan | 日本国)

Navega Capital (Spain | España)

Saga Capital (Mexico | México)

Signatus Capital (Spain | España)

Sotavento Capital (Spain | España)

Vira Capital (Peru | Perú)​

Cohort 2020

302 Capital Partners (Canada)

Africa Search Capital (West Africa | Afrique de l'Ouest)

Arco Capital (Brazil | Brasil)

Emptio Capital (Spain | España)

Galanthus Partners (United Kingdom)

KCP Search Fund (Poland | Polska)

SDG Transmission (France)

Single Trail Capital (Australia)

SMGO Capital & Management (Czechia & Slovakia | Česko & Slovensko)

Somontano Capital (Spain | España)

Wahlers & Kabanov Unternehmensfortführung (Germany | Deutschland)

Cohort 2021

Milestone Capital (Russia | Россия)

Stability Capital (Poland | Polska)

Our past search funds are the following:

Cohort 2017

Infini Capital Partners (Colombia)

Koru Nachfolge (DACH)

RJ Capital Partners (United Kingdom)

Sachem Partners (Spain | España)

Syna Capital (Spain | España)

Tre Cime Capital (Italy | Italia)

Cohort 2018

Vigía Capital (Spain | España)

Cohort 2019

Fritz & Sehr Mittelstandsnachfolge (Germany | Deutschland)

Cohort 2020

Ibérica Partners (Spain | España)

Search Funds Russia (Поисковые фонды в России)

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

 

For more information, please, contact our local partner Dmitriy Goloshchapov ([email protected]) of First Russian Search Fund.

Entrepreneurship through Acquisition (ETA) Programmes

Apart from partnering with entrepreneurs that choose the traditional search fund path, we also work together with a group of selected entrepreneurs from the following ETA programmes:

SMEVentures (APAC)

Contact: Jake Nicholson (e-mail: [email protected])

AI Global-backed entrepreneurs

Rob Gaunt (Australia)

NCA (DACH)

Contact: Christian Malek (e-mail: [email protected])

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, Search Fund Study: Selected Observations

IESE EIC, International Search Funds: 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/equity) 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 in commercial real estate projects/sites, late-stage ventures as well as growth capital and fund of funds (FOF).

 

Please send us an email at [email protected]

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