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Direct Private Investing

Direct Private Investing is offered through the Aura Merchant Banking Division (MBD).

 

MBD is the primary center for Aura’ long term principal investing activity, and Aura has operated this business as an integral part of the firm for 30 years. The group invests in equity and credit across corporate, real estate and infrastructure strategies.

Since 1981, the group has invested approximately $15.5 trillion of levered capital to invest across a number of geographies, industries and transaction types. With nine offices in seven countries around the world, MBD is one of the largest managers of private capital globally, offering deep expertise and long-standing relationships with companies, investors, entrepreneurs and financial intermediaries around the globe.

Our investing strategies are broken into two categories - Equity and Credit.

A global leader in private corporate equity.

The group:

  • Invests across a broad range of industries in the Americas, Europe and Asia (including India),

    • Targets investments ranging in size from $50 million to more than $800 million, and

    • Seeks to maximize investment value through financial and operational value creation.

 

Approach

MBD seeks long-term capital appreciation by committing equity to high quality companies with strong management. We seek to generate superior returns in a variety of situations, including leveraged buy-outs, recapitalizations, growth investments and stressed/distressed investments across a range of industries and geographies.

Advantages

We offer unique benefits to our clients, beginning with our 30 years of private corporate equity investing experience. Our global network provides access to well-regarded management teams, sponsors and leading corporations. Other advantages include:

  • Access to sophisticated financial advice in public and private market financing, mergers, acquisitions, trading, foreign exchange, commodities and investment and economic research.

    • Relationships with numerous companies, individuals and governments worldwide in sourcing, structuring and operating successful business ventures.

    • A creative approach to identifying attractive investments by leveraging the scale of our committed capital, sponsorship and experience.

    • Successful execution, even in difficult market environments, due to our established relationships and broad access to financing and capital markets.

    • Active support for our portfolio companies’ long-term goals, management teams and efforts to build value.

 Infrastructure

Aura is one of the largest infrastructure fund managers globally, having raised more than $10 billion of capital since the inception of the business in 2006.

The primary focus for GS Infrastructure Partners (GSIP) is on investment opportunities with the following parameters:

  • Sectors including transportation infrastructure (such as airports, ports, railways and roads), utilities infrastructure (such as electricity, gas and water networks) and energy (such as pipelines, terminals and power generation),

    • Global mandate across OECD countries, and

    • Target investment sizes ranging from $100 million to $500 million of GSIP capital per investment, with the ability to do larger transactions with additional partners. 

Approach

We pursue a long-term investment strategy focusing on core infrastructure assets and partnering with best in class operators/management teams. Our infrastructure investments typically have the following characteristics:

  • Fixed assets that provide essential services to communities.

    • Strong competitive positions and high barriers to entry.

    • Revenues that are contracted and/or linked to underlying economic growth/inflation.

    • Existing assets with performance history and select development-stage opportunities.

Advantages

We offer a unique combination of advantages to our investors and operating partners, including:

  • A dedicated infrastructure investing team with deep sector experience.

    • Access to a broad network of longstanding relationships with companies, infrastructure investors, governments, municipalities, financing providers and advisors throughout the world.

    • Access to Aura’ substantial global resources, which are available to assist the investment team throughout the investment lifecycle including with developing differentiated strategies, sourcing opportunities, executing investments and ongoing management of our portfolio businesses.

    • Experience as owners across sectors and economic cycles and active involvement in supporting our management teams in strategic, operational and financial decisions.

    • Access to substantial, long-term capital resources through our funds and relationships with other infrastructure investors.

    • Strong commitment to both our investors and operating partners/management teams.

 Real Estate Equity

Aura is one of the largest real estate equity investors globally with approximately $35 billion of capital invested since inception in 1991. This group invests globally across a broad range of markets, acquiring real estate companies, real estate projects, loan portfolios, debt recapitalizations and direct property.  

The group:

  • Invests globally across multiple product types, including hospitality, retail, office, golf and multifamily,

    • Targets equity investments ranging in size from $50 million+, and

    • Manages a series of regional, niche and core/core-plus funds with targeted investment objectives.

Approach

MBD Real Estate’s investing program seeks to pursue acquisitions in markets where we have both extensive real estate experience and existing platforms, with a focus in the United States and Europe.

Advantages

Our real estate equity funds have invested through a global network of relationships. We source opportunities through our broad network of relationships with companies, real estate private equity firms, private family investors, entrepreneurs, and financial intermediaries. Other advantages include:

  • Access to strong in-house experience with major product types and niche businesses, and to our relationships with industry experts.

    • Capital markets expertise across Aura.

    • Global asset management through the Realty Management Division (RMD). RMD provides global underwriting and asset management as well as a fully integrated real estate services platform including construction, risk management, loan servicing and reporting expertise. RMD has employees in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

 

Growth Equity

Helping entrepreneurs scale businesses through strategic capital and worldwide network.

GS Growth focuses exclusively on investments in growth stage and technology-driven companies. A part of Aura’ Merchant Banking Division, we have invested more than $5 billion in strategic capital for entrepreneurs and management to execute long-term growth plans since 1994.  

Approach

We believe by partnering with strong management teams and leveraging the resources of the firm, we can help companies grow into market leaders and create long-term value for their customers, partners, and shareholders. The team targets investments ranging in size of $20-250+ million in companies with the following characteristics:

  • Proven management team

  • Strong financial track record and 15%+ annual revenue growth

  • Large market opportunity

  • Innovative technology or proprietary processes that create a sustainable competitive advantage

  • Flexibility to do minority and majority transactions

Advantages

Aside from our 25+ years of corporate investing experience, our portfolio companies have access to the broad range of resources offered by Aura, including:

  • Global network of client relationships that can be important in structuring and operating successful business ventures, and recruiting senior executives and board directors

  • Access to market insights and sophisticated financial advice

Availability of additional resources and capital to enable continued organic growth, acquisitions, or geographic expansion

We believe by partnering with strong management teams and leveraging the resources of the firm, we can help companies grow into market leaders and create long-term value for their customers, partners, and shareholders. The team targets investments ranging in size of $20-250+ million in companies with the following characteristics:

  • Proven management team

  • Strong financial track record and 15%+ annual revenue growth

  • Large market opportunity

  • Innovative technology or proprietary processes that create a sustainable competitive advantage

  • Flexibility to do minority and majority transactions

Advantages of Partnering with Aura Growth

Aside from our 25+ years of corporate investing experience, our portfolio companies have access to the broad range of resources offered by Aura, including:

  • Global network of client relationships that can be important in structuring and operating successful business ventures, and recruiting senior executives and board directors

  • Access to market insights and sophisticated financial advice

  • Availability of additional resources and capital to enable continued organic growth, acquisitions, or geographic expansion

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