Our success depends on the success of our clients.
Cordiant is an industry-focused investor offering sophisticated institutional clients access to certain private debt, private equity and alternative strategies.
Capitalising on deep industry knowledge and a wide ranging international presence, Cordiant seeks to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns by originating and structuring transactions in asset rich sectors like Telecoms Infrastructure, Agriculture, Transportation Infrastructure and Energy/Materials Infrastructure. We invest in attractive emerging market geographies, in particular in Emerging Europe, Latin America and selected parts of Africa and Asia.
Cordiant has almost 20 years’ experience in successful fund management. Our origination teams are staffed by acknowledged industry experts that leverage their keen understanding of the characteristics of the most successful business models and management teams in a given sector to engage meaningfully with potential investees. The structuring group, adept at developing tailored capital solutions, ensures that transactions meet the rigorous standards set by our demanding investment team. Through the interplay of these seasoned groups, Cordiant seeks to provide investors with access to high quality transactions through funds and managed accounts, as well as co-investment opportunities and sidecar vehicles.
Through active engagement with investee companies and partnerships with leading international financial institutions, Cordiant aims to leverage credit enhancements wherever possible.
In private debt, our hard currency investments are heavily collateralised, unlevered and covenant-heavy.
A conservative, bottom-up approach to investment selection is underpinned by a rigorous and scenario-based approach to risk management.
Our private debt strategies seek to catalyse positive development impact whilst providing investors with a steady and regular stream of income.
As an early signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Investing, a member of the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and a contributor to the IFC Principles for Impact Management, Cordiant has consistently demonstrated its respect for, and commitment to, investments that uphold high standards of business integrity and respect for the environment. We have opted to focus on four key sectors that offer the potential for maximum positive impact, be it by bridging the digital divide, increasing food security, reducing greenhouse gas emissions or boosting trade flows. Moreover, local communities profit from the presence of sustainable industries in their midst creating jobs and building infrastructure.
We believe that companies that demonstrate respect for ESG principles tend to demonstrate lower earnings volatility and lower risk of default and that our portfolios are strengthened by integrating environmental, social and governance analysis into our due diligence process.
At Cordiant, we believe that our success depends on the success of our clients. By making growth capital investments in upper mid-market businesses in the emerging markets, we seek to provide our investors with prudent portfolio diversification and protection against inflation and interest rate risk. In addition, Cordiant’s origination and structuring teams–with their years of deep industry expertise–are able to create tailored capital solutions to help investee companies fulfill their growth potential.
Founded in 1999 in Montreal, Canada, Cordiant has evolved into a leading sector-driven investor in emerging market private debt and tactical opportunities. The firm is partner-owned and has offices in Montreal and London, with satellite offices in São Paulo and Boston, and is represented in Istanbul, Sofia and Hanover.
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