Our success depends on the success of our clients.
Cordiant is an industry-focused investor offering sophisticated institutional and family office clients access to targeted 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, structuring and investing in opportunities in asset rich sectors such as Telecoms Infrastructure, Agriculture, Transportation Infrastructure and Energy/Materials Infrastructure. We invest across Europe, Latin America, North America, Asia and Africa, and have a strong historic focus on the “uncrowded trade” in attractive emerging market geographies.
Cordiant marries two decades of experience in successful fund management with deep sector expertise. Our origination teams are staffed by acknowledged industry experts who 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 opportunities meet the rigorous standards set by our demanding investment team (who focus on excellence in structure and due diligence). 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 and structural enhancements wherever possible.
Telecoms Infrastructure: Led by the former President of American Tower (AMT:NYSE), our telecommunications infrastructure franchise focuses on providing growth capital to companies building the shared infrastructure critical to the current- and next- generation Internet. Our Telecoms Team origination group is based out of Montreal and London.
Agriculture: Led by a team with longstanding expertise and contacts in global agricultural commodities and logistics, our Sao Paulo office focuses on originating and structuring investments in substantial farming enterprises. We have developed a particular focus on pre-export finance in Latin America. This practice brings a focus on sustainability and seeking to ensure that investee companies comply with environmental laws and practices.
Our private debt strategies seek to catalyse positive development impact whilst providing investors with a steady and regular targeted stream of income. Our private equity strategies also focus on backing companies with superior impact potential.
As an early signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Investing, an original signatory of the IFC Operating Principles for Impact Management (OPIM), and 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.
Investing in agriculture is an area of significant discussion globally. Cordiant – a supporter of the key initiatives regarding the Cerrado and the Amazonian rainforest - seeks to ensure that investee companies comply with all environmental laws whilst also encouraging adoption of best practices. Cordiant also steers capital towards improving productivity at existing farms with the ancillary goal of reducing pressure on sensitive biomes by cutting demand for new farmland.
Please see here for Cordiant’s Impact Principles Disclosure Statement.
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 sectors we understand deeply and global markets where we can deploy historic experience, we seek to provide our investors with prudent portfolio diversification and above average risk-adjusted returns. Cordiant’s focus on industry expertise and bespoke capital solutions is designed to allow investee companies to fulfill their growth potential.
Founded in 1999, Cordiant has evolved into a leading sector-driven investor in Europe and leading emerging markets. Focusing on private debt and private equity strategies (especially in infrastructure) the firm’s flagship funds have delivered low correlation and lower volatility relative to relevant asset classes. Partner-owned and operated, the firm is headquartered in Montreal, Canada and has offices in London, Luxembourg and Sao Paulo (as well as representation in Boston, Dublin, Hanover, Istanbul and Sofia).
The firm announced first close of its flagship infrastructure private debt fund Cordiant VII at over $500 million in October of 2019.
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