Merchant Banking  

Leveraging experience as principal

The short commodity in all emerging markets is the compelling investment proposition combined with effective management. Gryphon invests its own time and resources as principal to research and develop new projects, based upon proven business models that have worked in other geographies.

In these merchant banking activities, we seek to:

  • Identify a proven local executive team, capable of leading the project.
  • Research in depth the market opportunity and constructing supporting documentation.
  • Assemble a syndicate of investors interested to support the venture with a financial commitment, usually including at least one industrial investor.
  • Create a transparent and effective legal framework and governance structure and negotiating shareholder agreements between consortium participants.
  • Launch the project and adding financial advisory services through the exit.

Gryphon typically retains a significant equity stake in the venture and an ongoing role as adviser.