SGI Frontier Capital (“SGI”) is the frontier markets investment platform for Cerberus. For more than a decade, the cohesive team at SGI has been at the forefront of private investing in some of the world’s fastest growing economies across Africa and Asia.
With more than 20 investment professionals across six locations, SGI has an established record of delivering strong investment returns, while providing unique exposure to untapped frontier markets.
Leading Frontier Market Investment Capabilities
SGI has developed a successful approach to frontier market investing, leveraging leading investment strategies, in-country relationships, and hands-on portfolio management.
Based on a decade of investing in frontier markets, our SGI team has the ability to apply international best practices and customized institutional knowledge of the frontier with capital solutions for growing companies in dynamic economies. In addition, SGI has on-the-ground resources in each of its markets to help with deal sourcing and underwriting in pre-investment phases, as well as portfolio management following the investment.
SGI also works closely with Cerberus’ investment and operating platforms, including Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company, to evaluate opportunities and bring industry knowledge and operating resources to investments. Cerberus’ proprietary operating capabilities provide our SGI team with an edge to enhance a company’s strategy and operations and drive significant growth and value creation.
Established Track Record in Diverse Industries
SGI has an extensive track record of direct investments in dynamic frontier markets, including Ethiopia, Georgia, and Mongolia. The SGI team has completed more than 30 transactions and currently manages a portfolio in a variety of key sectors, including:
- Consumer Goods
- Clean Energy
- Real Estate
- Building Materials
Commitment to Positive Impact
By investing in frontier markets that are otherwise overlooked by the global investment community, SGI is able to contribute to economic development in some of the world’s least developed countries. We are committed to ensuring our investments have a positive impact beyond achieving successful financial results, an approach core to SGI since our inception.
We believe that the definition of “true success” is financial profit complemented by tangible gains for all stakeholders. In addition to pursuing a high risk-adjusted rate of return, SGI is committed to making valuable contributions to economic development and social benefits in the regions in which it invests. We consider the impact of our investments in the form of job and wealth creation, community revitalization, macroeconomic impact, environmental protection, governance enhancement, knowledge transfer, government revenue support, and sustainable development.
SGI believes firmly that our holistic view and investment approach enhances the return on our investments. By helping our portfolio companies implement more rigorous policies around environmental protections, governance, social considerations, and other related areas, SGI makes companies more attractive targets for future investments.
Frontier Market Transactions Completed Since 2006
Dedicated Frontier Markets Professionals
Locations across Asia and Africa