Empowering Entrepreneurs
Globally

Private Equity & Search Fund Investors

ABOUT US

AIGlobal 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, AIGlobal 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 a presence in six of the seven continents.

AIGlobal 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 and experienced professionals with relevant management experience. We support entrepreneurs looking to find, invest, operate and accelerate the growth of great, lasting small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME).

Since early 2017, we have invested in multiple Search Funds around the world. AIGlobal 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 | Svizzera) managed by Koru Nachfolge

Vozitel (Spain | España) managed by Syna Capital

Cohort 2018

NortConsulting (Spain | España) managed by BOGO Inversión

IPM (Mexico | México) managed by Gueca Capital 

Plásticos Arias (Spain | España) managed by Vigía Capital

Stoque (Brazil | Brasil) managed by Kinase Investments

Cohort 2019

Cinergia (Spain | España) managed by Sotavento Capital

Kapalua (Spain | España) managed by Navega Capital

Cohort 2020

CarPro Systems (Europe | Europa) managed by Ibérica Partners

Falcon Security Hub (Ivory Coast | Côte d'Ivoire) managed by Africa Search Capital

Moneta Technologies (Mexico | México) managed by Kala Capital

MotionVFX (Poland | Polska) managed by Nextline

Orotig (Italy | Italia) managed by Tre Cime Capital

Our active Search Funds are the following:

Cohort 2018

Albatros Equity (Spain | España)

Arista Partners (Spain | España)

Light Wave Capital (Brazil | Brasil)

Cohort 2019

Ayerma Transmission (France)

JBS Partners (Japan | 日本国)

Signatus Capital (Spain | España)

Cohort 2020

302 Capital Partners (Canada)

Arco Capital (Brazil | Brasil)

Dymond Capital (United Kingdom)

Emptio Capital (Spain | España)

KCP Search Fund (Poland | Polska)

SDG Transmission (France)

Sillage Transmission (France)

Single Trail Capital (Australia)

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

Somontano Capital (Spain | España)

Stability Capital (Poland | Polska)

Wahlers & Kabanov Unternehmensfortführung (Germany | Deutschland)

Zen Capital Partners (Canada)

Cohort 2021

Atlas Mittelstandsnachfolge (Germany | Deutschland)

Bay Street Capital (Canada)

Bopp & Hahn Mittelstandspartner (Germany | Deutschland)

Bravo Capital Partners (Mexico | México)

Bridge Search Capital (Paraguay & Brazil | Paraguai & Brasil)

Ducato Capital (Brazil | Brasil)

Everest Capital (United Kingdom)

Founder Legacy Partners (America)

Giza Capital Partners (Egypt | مِصر‎)

Grit Capital (Brazil | Brasil)

Hive Capital (America)

Hudson Yards Capital (America)

Imagine+ Inversión (Spain | España)

Kaoba Capital (Colombia)

Linden Equity Partners (Mexico)

Lionfield Capital (Hispanic)

Milestone Capital (Russia | Россия)

Nalim Capital Partners (Brazil | Brasil)

Oasis Capital Israel (Israel | יִשְׂרָאֵל‎)

Quercus Transmission (France)

Steadfast Horizon (America)

Smokestack (Czechia & Slovakia | Česko & Slovensko)

Springbrook Partners (America)

Viriato Capital (Spain & Portugal | España & Portugal)

West 88 Partners (Canada)

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

BOGO Inversión (Spain | España)

Quantico Capital Partners (Argentina & Uruguay)

Vigía Capital (Spain | España)

Cohort 2019

Fritz & Sehr Mittelstandsnachfolge (Germany | Deutschland)

Navega Capital (Spain | España)

Sotavento Capital (Spain | España)

Vira Capital (Peru | Perú)​

Cohort 2020

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

Galanthus Partners (United Kingdom)

Ibérica Partners (Spain | España)

Saga Capital (Mexico | México)

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])

Current AIGlobal-backed entrepreneurs

Rob Gaunt (Australia)

NCA

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

Current AIGlobal-backed entrepreneurs

Erick Azen (Germany | Deutschland)

Mike Hindi (Switzerland | Suisse | Schweiz | Svizzera)

Viktor Dimitrov (Hungary | Magyarország)

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).