First Fund invests in high quality businesses across Europe, the Americas and Asia with competitive leadership positions and works with their management teams to create sustainable long-term value.
We Look ForTypical Enterprise Value Asia, Europe & the Americas Fundamentally sound, well-managed and cash-generative businesses €10 million - €150 million.
Middle-market, growth-oriented companies operating in hospitality, property development and technology-enabled business services sectors €5 million - €100 million+Strategic Opportunities.
High-quality and stable businesses allowing longer hold periods, significantly enhancing First Fund's investment capacity and ability to source investments across its global markets.
The highly experienced First Fund Operations team works in close partnership with the investment teams both before and after an investment. The team also provides strategic and operational advice to management teams on a variety of improvement measures.
The First Fund Capital Markets team is widely recognised as a pioneer and leader in private equity financing, as well as having significant equity capital markets expertise. The team is proven to be able to consistently raise financing across multiple economic cycles and geographies, and negotiate appropriate operational flexibility for portfolio companies' growth initiatives.
The team of First Fund investment professionals responsible for securing the acquisition of a company remains with the portfolio company throughout the life of the investment. Each team comprises highly experienced, on-the-ground investment professionals with deep roots in their local markets. Every team is able to leverage the wider First Fund network, calling on the expertise of investment officers across all offices together with the First Fund Operations team and theFirst Fund Capital Markets team.
First Fund works closely with management to create a strong operational framework that enables the business to thrive, and providing decisive strategic direction as it grows. Key drivers of outperformance are typically:
Large and Long-Established Network with Experienced Local People
First Fund 's private equity network comprises offices globally, making it one of the most geographically diverse and longest-established networks of any private equity investor worldwide.
Local First Fund teams are generally led by one or two senior investment professionals with long tenure at First Fund and deep roots in their local market. Each First Fund team brings a detailed understanding of the specific business environments that exist in its country to the broader investment process.
Each team comprises highly experienced, on-the-ground investment professionals with deep roots in their local markets.
First Fund 's investment team is differentiated by the large number of investment professionals who have successfully led or co-led private equity investments, significantly enhancing First Fund 's investment capacity and ability to source investments across its global markets.