“Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing.”
Emerald Peak Private Equity is acquiring mid-sized companies located in Central America (i.e Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Panama) and the Caribbean valued between 3m-10m USD at 4-7x EBITDA.
We focus in particular on companies in the following sectors:
green solutions (products and services supporting agribusiness & agritech);
health & beauty products (such as pharmaceutical labs, organic soaps and shampoos, phytotherapy products,...);
recycling & circularity (circular economy, upcycling).
We are investing in established businesses with strong products or services, with potential to integrate with existing portfolio companies and with promising distribution channels (existing or to be developed such as export markets and e-commerce).
The objective is to combine these companies into larger players operating at more efficient costs, leveraging their business model at a regional level and capturing a bigger market share. This buy & build strategy allows us to diversify horizontally or vertically by adding companies the size of which would not be interesting on a stand alone basis.
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
Leonardo da Vinci
Emerald Peak Private Equity is unlocking value from its portfolio companies by tailoring each portfolio company's strategic plan to its specific capabilities and market conditions.
Our approach is geared towards operating improvements rather than financial engineering.
Where appropriate, we use the operational partner model to work with management of a portfolio company to implement change throughout the organization in order to boost margins and productivity.
Our main focus for value creation is leveraging a successful business model and the existing products and services of a company on a regional level and integrating them in a consolidated supply chain. We also look to build on a company's existing management in order to extent the reach of its skills and networks.
Furthermore, we believe that a more dedicated effort to train the employees in technical skills relevant to a company's operations yields considerable improvements in their performance.
Similarly, a focused plan to introduce state-of-the-art IT solutions (and the appropriate training that comes with them) significantly increases the quality and reliability of a company's products and services allowing it to export to international markets.
We use a centralized procurement unit to drive cost savings on categories common to all the portfolio companies (such as travel, office supplies, IT hardware & software, insurance products, fleet management, logistics,...).
Regular interactions between Emerald Peak and the management of its portfolio companies on site allow for a better communication of goals, understanding of obstacles and identification of solutions. We are able to contribute our experience and our network for the benefit of the management teams and as a result accelerate opportunities in the region.