Executed mid-market private equity investors in the Pacific Alliance for several years. The Pacific Alliance is a reflection of their shared cultural characteristics, including language, common history of pro-business reforms, expanding cooperation and commitment to trade – both with one another and with the rest of the world, constituting one of the most important free-trade zones in the world.
Colony LatAm Partners has been investing in the Pacific Alliance over 2 fund cycles over 12+ years with a regional focus on the Pacific Alliance, and Latin America as a whole. Colony LatAm Partners combines the deep industry knowledge and local presence of its executives with the global platform and investment management skills of Colony Capital, Inc. (NYSE: CLNY). Together, Colony LatAm Partners capitalizes on market-differentiated opportunities within the Pacific Alliance.
The Pacific Alliance is the 7th largest economy in the world where strong GDP growth, middle class expansion and increasing urbanization are driving consumer spending. Further, the Pacific Alliance has virtually eliminated trade barriers, promoted capital markets integration and enjoys substantial business relations with both Asia and the United States.
Colony LatAm Partners is strategically positioned to exploit new opportunities that are created in a variety of sectors within the Pacific Alliance due to strong macro-fundamentals in Latin America. Real growth is expected to mainly be driven by a consumption-minded young population that will become the engine of growth for the Pacific Alliance´s middle class and non-capital cities.
The team actively seeks to invest in companies with high-quality management teams and assets that provide a viable platform for industry and regional consolidation.
Strong Environment for Companies with Proven Business Models and Seasoned Managers
48% of the population to be under 30 years old by 20201
Expanding Middle Class
75% of the population to be considered middle class by 20302
Rising Consumer Spending
65% of the GDP is composed by consumer expenditure3
Regional Trade Integration
100% trade free bloc by 2030 to unlock cross border opportunities4
64% of the population uses the internet, compared to 45% in 20125
32% of the population living in the largest metropolitan areas6
Sources: (1) United Nations, as of 2017, (2) Brookings Institution, (3) EIU, (4) EY Pacific Alliance Business and Investment Guide 2018-2019, (5)(6)World Bank, as of January 2019
The overall strategy takes into consideration a number of factors to achieve a diversified portfolio of investments across geographies and industries focused on mid-sized growth capital, mergers and acquisitions. Colony LatAm Partners´ investment strategy is tailored to the realities of the region.
Diverse and Experienced Team: Comprised of 12 investment professionals led by four managing partners: Miguel Angel Olea, Hector Martinez, Eduardo Cortina and Gerardo Mendoza. The Team is headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico with a secondary office in Lima, Peru. The Team also has a presence in Bogota, Colombia.
Local Presence: Extensive local investment expertise, knowledge of the local language and deep understanding of cultural and business norms in each market.
Institutional Infrastructure: Innovative investment leader with a 28-year history of creating new investment platforms, including distressed and opportunistic debt, single-family residential, industrial and digital infrastructure. Proven global platform to support its investment operations globally: (i) Investor relations, (ii) ESG, Risk and Compliance, and (iii) Support functions – Finance, HR, Legal, Fund Administration and IT.
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