Simultaneous enforcement of both private equity and venture capital investment characteristics
GB & Partners Investment Management, as the largest privately held Hungarian private equity and venture capital investment management firm by terms of assets under management aims to invest into (acquire ownership in) medium to large size projects that can offer marketable products or services, preferably with some verified traction and strong growth potential, as well as into already existing ventures planning to penetrate foreign markets or scale up their international presence, or are on the verge of significantly boosting their local presence by the fresh capital injection.
Creative design projects, the fashion industry, smart city, and IT-related and „fintech” projects as well as related industries, form the primary investment focus of GB & Partners, however more traditional sectors like mechanical engineering, the automotive industry, projects servicing the pharmaceutical industry, commerce and the food industry are also closely monitored for promising investment opportunities.
GB & Partners is licensed to invest outside Hungary, however currently aims to collect projects that can be managed by the Budapest office, via seasoned hands-on local operative teams.
GB & Partners manages four private equity and venture capital investment funds, totalling above 200 M EUR in terms of assets under management. Two are venture capital investment funds launched under the EU’s JEREMIE programme, while the two private equity funds are backed by institutional and individual investors. Investments are chosen after a thorough professional selection process. It is of crucial importance for GB & Partners to ensure and always maintain strong ownership and control rights in its investments as well as continuous and strict monitoring measures, and also the introduction of unified data provision obligations.
GB & Partners is ready to play an active role in the operative management of its portfolio companies, and where it is necessary, it offers the expertise and working hours of its team as well as its professional relationships to its investment projects, in order to maximise the investors’ potential returns.
GB & Partners, having met the strict international criteria and standards of the industry, upon the recommendation of two foreign – a French and a US-based – private equity firms, was honoured to join Invest Europe in August 2019 thus becoming the first Hungarian private equity firm to gain a full right membership in the elite of European venture capital firms.