We are committed to

delivering superior financial returns alongside positive resource efficiency and environmental footprint. We use our sector knowledge and hands-on approach to partner with exceptional entrepreneurs to build and grow leading companies.

We are committed to

delivering superior financial returns alongside positive resource efficiency and environmental footprint. We use our sector knowledge and hands-on approach to partner with exceptional entrepreneurs to build and grow leading companies.

about us

Private equity fund manager

GEF Capital Partners is a private equity fund manager focused on companies that promote resource efficiency and positive environmental impact. We began operations in March 2018 following the completion of a collaborative transaction with Global Environment Fund, an early pioneer in sustainability and environmental investing in key emerging markets, globally, and in the US.

Today, GEF Capital Partners seeks to build on the legacy of Global Environment Fund by focusing its investments in the United States, Latin America and South Asia across the following primary themes: clean energy, energy efficiency, waste and water. In certain geographies, we also focus our investments on additional sectors, such as sustainable food and agriculture, urban solutions, environmental services and others that have a bearing on resource efficiency/conservation.

GEF Capital Partners brings the following key strengths for the benefit of investors and portfolio companies during the entire investment process:

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▸ Our knowledge and experience across the sectors where we invest.

▸ Our operational expertise and hands-on approach partnering with exceptional teams to build fast growth companies.

▸ Our on ground presence and extensive relationships which allow us preferred access to attractive investment opportunities.

About us

team

Unique competitive advantage

GEF Capital Partners is principally owned and managed by its six founding partners, who bring significant investment and operational experience in their core geographies. Being located in the US, India and Brazil, the team at GEF Capital Partners provides investors with a unique competitive advantage when it comes to sourcing, managing, adding value to portfolio companies and creating attractive liquidity events.

team
Alexandre Alvim

Alexandre Alvim

Founding Partner – Latin America

Alexandre Alvim is a Founding Partner of GEFCP and co-head of the Latin America investment practice. He is based out of Sao Paulo, Brazil where he focuses on middle-market growth equity opportunities in South America.

Sridhar Narayan

Sridhar Narayan

Founding Partner – South Asia

Sridhar Narayan is a Founding Partner of GEFCP and co-head of the South Asia investment practice. Mr. Narayan joined Global Environment Fund in 2012 and is based in Mumbai, India.

Stuart Barkoff

Stuart Barkoff

Founding Partner – United States

Stuart Barkoff is a Founding Partner of GEFCP and co-head of the U.S. investment practice. He is based out of Washington, D.C. where he focuses on lower middle-market growth equity opportunities in North America.

Anibal Wadih

Anibal Wadih

Founding Partner – Latin America

Anibal Wadih is a Founding Partner of GEFCP and co-head of the Latin America investment practice. He is based out of Sao Paulo, Brazil where he focuses on middle-market growth equity opportunities in South America.

Raj Pai

Raj Pai

Founding Partner – South Asia

Raj Pai is a Founding Partner of GEFCP and co-head of the South Asia investment practice. Mr. Pai joined Global Environment Fund as a Managing Director in 2008 before founding GEFCP.

Daniel Prawda

Daniel Prawda

Founding Partner – United States

Daniel Prawda is a Founding Partner of GEFCP and co-head of the U.S. investment practice. He is based out of Washington, D.C. where he focuses on lower middle-market growth equity opportunities in North America.

INVESTMENT STRATEGY

We seek to generate superior risk-adjusted returns through the core pillars of private equity investing:

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Value

Seek value in specialized businesses where current market perception misprices key assets or businesses

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Growth

Identify secular, macro and regulatory trends that will allow for outsized growth dynamics

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Operational

Find opportunities to serve as a value-added partner to management
or company founders to drive operational improvement

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Efficient capital

 Bring efficient capital solutions to areas where none existed, thereby unlocking value

Our investment approach considers two primary criteria to filter opportunities, the first being a prospective
company should be operating in a market where it can achieve high levels of growth and market-rate financial returns. The second criteria is the positive impact the investment can create on environment and resource efficiency.

Investment strategy

Impact / ESG

Proactive ESG objectives

At GEF Capital Partners we believe that the financial returns and environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are not mutually exclusive. We know from our experience that superior financial returns more likely stem from pursuing proactive ESG objectives.

Our approach to ESG considers:

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Strong environmental and resource efficiency assessment framework

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Strong ESG processes and procedures

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Impact evaluation aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals

Impact / ESG

Portfolio

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Portfolio

Luminae
energia e iluminação

ENC energy

Tecverde
construções eficientes

AGV
health & nutrition

Offices

Brazil

Av. Pres. Juscelino Kubitschek, 2041
Torre D – 14th Floor – WeWork
São Paulo, SP 04543-011

 

+55 11 30730 444

India

WeWork Building, C-20, G Block
Bandra Kurla Complex
Mumbai, 400051

 

+91 22 444 51137

United States

4800 Montgomery Lane
Suite 450
Bethesda, MD 20814

 

+1 240 482 8896

contact@gefcapital.com