IG4 Capital was founded in 2016 and is one of the largest independent asset managers focused on private equity special situations, credit solutions and infrastructure special opportunities in emerging markets.
IG4 manages nearly $1.2 billion for institutional investors including leading international public and corporate pensions, endowments, foundations, funds of funds and multi-family offices.
By integrating ESG into our core investment and engagement processes of transforming companies underperforming or under special situations, we aim to generate long-term financial returns with impactful environmental, social and governance benefits.
We pursue value creation in private equity, private investments in public equities - PIPE, infrastructure platforms, and in private credit opportunities through active ownership and engagement, identifying, managing and improving the ESG credentials of our portfolio companies and credit facilities.
The investment management community must evolve and change the culture of capitalism. We are passionate about transforming companies and creating value in the emerging markets to improve their ESG standards, with the view of it being a catalyst in establishing a more sustainable form of capitalism.
IG4’s partners have a demonstrated over 10-year track record of deploying capital across sector, industry and geography targeting to deliver performance in emerging markets.
IG4 has an investment and operational team comprising 36 professionals. IG4 has offices in London, Washington, D.C., Madrid, São Paulo, Santiago and Lima.
IG4 Capital is a signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment and has been awarded B Corporation status.
The emerging markets present compelling control or co-control in private equity and PIPE opportunities for investors interested in counter-cyclical moments of the economy. Our approach towards investment opportunities focuses on searching and rescuing companies to create change in their fundamentals, operations, impact and long-term value. We are passionate about creating performance with purpose and aim to transform businesses, innovate and promote a more sustainable form of capitalism. IG4 has been restructuring companies and pursuing private equity targeted returns in emerging markets.
While the emerging economies secondary credit market is still in its initial stage, there are attractive opportunities to help financial institutions in debt-equity swaps in their credit recovery strategies and in structuring corporate debt to refinance and provide credit to companies going through a special situation. IG4 Capital targets opportunities in which financial players and other creditors seek an investor with a strategy to recover and enhance good companies and assets. Since 2017, IG4 Capital has participated in around USD 800 million in debt restructurings in emerging markets.
IG4 Capital has invested around USD 1.2 billion in infrastructure and infrastructure related assets under special opportunities over the last 5 years. We do have expertise and investment platforms in water, sanitation and waste management, transportation and logistics, urban mobility, social infrastructure of healthcare, energy and telecoms. IG4 Capital currently has under its direct control infrastructure companies that generate more than USD1.5 billion of turnover per year with around 20 thousand employees serving around 15 million clients. Since developing economies have an enormous infrastructure gap and inefficiencies, investments in emerging markets could more quickly incorporate new ESG standards and technology, whether developed economies will spend more to replace or modernize their existing infrastructure assets. This is conceptualized as the “leapfrog effect”. Opportunistic investment strategies to buy and improve infrastructure assets and that adopt technology and an ESG focus can generate more value in developing markets.