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What We Do
GBF invests in businesses with operations in emerging markets to drive economic development and improve local standards of living.
In addition to providing investment capital, GBF provides clients with best-in-class business advisory services so they receive the information and expertise needed to overcome challenges.
GBF makes equity, mezzanine equity, mezzanine debt, and straight debt investments. Mezzanine investments are instruments with embedded equity features, such as convertible loans or royalty-based loans. GBF’s average investment horizon is 6-8 years.
These customized investment structures ensure that GBF’s investment performance is aligned with the businesses’ performance, while providing a form of capital suitable for long-term investment in wealth-creating businesses that service the base of the pyramid (BoP). Learn more about GBF's investment criteria...
Business Advisory Services
GBF's value addition is provided through hands-on management support from GBF staff, expert consultants, and local service providers. The focus is on enhancing several core areas, including financial and strategic planning, corporate governance, human resource management, marketing, supply chain management, and management information systems (MIS).
Portfolio companies benefit from GBF’s deep experience, as well as its strong ties to leading global institutions and providers of business advisory services. Learn more about GBF's business advisory services...