Global is an institutional investment firm that makes private
equity and equity-related investments in both public and private
companies around the world. Today, Gilbert Global has a capital
base of US $1.2 billion. Our principal investors are Fortune
500 corporations, State and corporate pension funds, university
endowments, insurance companies and financial institutions.
Individual controlling or non-controlling direct investments
are generally expected to range from $20 million to $150 million.
over 22 years, we have been an investor throughout the United
States, Europe, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. We seek attractive
opportunities across global markets and industries.
1984, Gilbert Global's principals have financed over 130 successful
companies in 17 countries around the world. Our objective
is long-term appreciation, through controlling ownership of
a company or strategic minority positions. Portfolio companies
span a wide range of industries, including telecommunications
equipment and services, financial and business services, as well as traditional industrial and consumer-related
businesses. While we do not require an operating role, we
have traditionally worked closely with management teams to
help supplement their companies' strategic and operational
planning. We make our money just as our investors do, by the
increased value over time of our portfolio companies.
time, we have built a portfolio of companies in various markets
across a range of transaction types, including: (i) growth
companies formed around outstanding management teams with
unique products and/or services; (ii) privatizations of franchises;
(iii) strategic alliances with entities that can be used as
acquisition and/or consolidation vehicles; (iv) established
businesses that produce high levels of cash flow to repay
acquisition indebtedness; and (v) operational turnarounds
of distressed, underperforming companies with overleveraged
is our partner in creating value. Our portfolio company managers
have not only their careers, but also a significant amount
of their net worth, invested in their companies. We want our
portfolio company managers to think like us... like owners.
Gilbert Global Equity Partners was formed
in 1997 upon the investment team's departure from Soros Capital
L.P., the principal private equity vehicle of the Quantum
Group of Funds. Prior to founding Gilbert Global, Steven Gilbert
founded and served as managing general partner of Soros Capital
and Chemical Venture Partners (now JPMorgan Partners).
our investments, Gilbert Global benefits from the resources of the Frank
Russell Company and The
Capital Group Companies, Inc., two of the most respected global
investment management organizations in the world.