Global Investment Partners, LLC (GIP) is a New York based financial services and business consultancy firm that is focused on nurturing and developing investment opportunities and increasing capital flows into Africa. As a fairly untapped market, Africa presents an opportunity for attractive returns and portfolio diversification.
Their goal is to structure efficient, well managed companies capable of implementing projects with a social economic impact on the lives of Africans and at the same time provide attractive returns for their investors. Implementation will be done through a pooled investment vehicle using funds from investors mainly in the US, EU and Asia.
During the first investment phase (2007-2011), the majority of their work will be concentrated in East Africa primarily Rwanda and will target priority economic sectors like infrastructure, energy and agricultural value addition. As a company, their greatest value-added is detail orientation in packaging and presenting investment-ready projects to their investors.
This includes idea origination, pitch book and business plan preparation, due diligence, pre-feasibility studies, risk mitigation, deal structuring and eventual project execution; all of which are possible due to their strong knowledge of the local business environment and carefully developed strategic relationships.
In addition, they seek to leverage their expertise in US capital markets in the provision of innovative financing solutions and cross-border consultancy services to their global clientele ranging from small businesses to public institutions.