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We unlock capital to close gaps, investing in people and SMEs in underserved markets of Latin America and the Caribbean, activating the high untapped economic, social and environmental potential with the aim of building a sustainable future based on inclusive and attractive economies.

Emerald Peak 

Our cross-border impact private equity team has a unique mix of backgrounds, skills and professional experience that sets it apart from most country focused investment teams, covering valuation, banking, legal, portfolio management, risk management, sustainable development, ESG analysis and operational aspects.

 

Our partners have more than 100 years of combined experience in international private equity transactions, cross-border M&A deals and entrepreneurship, and can draw on a carefully built network of entrepreneurs, HNWIs and institutional investors to identify investment opportunities and to gain access to first rate business  intelligence to make the most of the investment opportunities in this region.

LOCAL
Presence

We are on the ground in Panamá and Nicaragua with representative offices in Washington and New York.

Our aim is to become the trusted partner for investors wishing to take advantage of the current and future transformative opportunities in this region and to become a central player in the regional consolidation process by leveraging our extensive international experience with US, Canadian and European PE houses.

To provide investors with the necessary assurances to deploy capital in this often misunderstood region, we are fully committed to the highest degrees of transparency and accountability. Emerald Peak is an official endorser of the ILPA Reporting Template and we adhere to governance standards and operate in alignment with relevant international standards and guidelines.

UNIQUE& DIVERSE
Team

We combine 100+ years of experience in international private equity transactions, cross-border M&A deals, impact investing and entrepreneurship.

Emerald Peak has been specifically designed to channel input from and collaboration with local talent contributing their expertise and skills at the level of the partnership, the advisory board, the investment committee or the boards of directors of the portfolio companies.

Being on the ground in Latin America allows us to prospect opportunities first hand, to directly supervise investments made and to guide the management teams in the operations of the portfolio companies. 

WORLD-CLASS
Standards

We adhere to a number of recognized international standards from organizations such as IFC, ILPA, EDFI, GIIN and PRI.

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Where does our name come from?

THE PIONEERING SPIRIT OF MOUNTAIN CLIMBING

Mountaineering is hard.

It requires planning, dedication, precision, team work and a certain level of risk to reach the top.

​The mountaineering reference in our name is a salute to the pioneers who have opened new routes to the top, who have braved critics telling them their endeavor was not feasible and who had to overcome a number of obstacles (both mental and physical) to reach the peak.

​Like those pioneers, we have taken on the challenge to put the underdeveloped regions of Latin America and the Caribbean on the map for international investors. We strongly believe that there is a successful path to investing in promising companies while at the same time helping the people in this region to better lives.

​The color ‘Emerald’ is a tribute to the lush landscapes that dominate this region.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

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POL THIELEN

Founding Partner

17+ years of experience in private equity, cross border M&A transactions and corporate risk management. As both outside counsel and in-house counsel, Pol has advised private equity funds and their managers as well as various target companies and limited partners. He has in-depth experience in shareholder litigation and complex banking and investment litigation.

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STEFAN BULIC

Vice President, Investments

8+ years of experience in finance and infrastructure private equity fund management for the Americas region. He has worked at Blackstone as an analyst for their Alternative Asset Management business specializing in hedge fund finance, operational transformations, and investment due diligence as well as an associate for the Macquarie Group.

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GABRIELA SOCIAS LILLIE

 Director, Investor Relations

8+ years experience in relationship management, communications and fundraising. Originally from Argentina, she helped organisations to unlock, communicate and measure ESG impact. After working for the UNFPA and for an Indigenous Women's Fund AYNI, Gabriela completed an MBA at ESADE Business School, with focus on Sustainable Finance and Impact Investing and served as VP of the Net Impact Club.

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MILENA MEJIA

 Director, Strategic Growth Partnerships

15+ years of experience building partnerships, managing stakeholder relationships and developing community initiatives. Extensive anthropological fieldwork in communities throughout Latin America.  Milena currently serves on the Board of Directors of the FAWCO affiliated American Women’s Club of Bogota.

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ERICA DOWNING

 Director, ESG & Impact

15+ years of cross-disciplinary work in strategic communications, business development, business process research and market evaluation in the areas of climate finance, biotech/pharma, consumer products, and software.  6+ years with the Global Climate Adaptation Network, with a focus on private sector integration of climate adaptation strategies in emerging markets.

 

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT TEAM

 

MUSA COLLIDGE-ASAD

General Partner

20+ years of leadership, investment, strategy, and governance experience leading teams in large organizations and new ventures. He has led all aspects of sourcing, structuring, due diligence and supervision for multi-billion dollar portfolios of infrastructure projects, renewable energy and energy efficiency funds, P3s, microfinance and early-stage ventures.

EDGAR RIVERA

Advisor

20+ years of experience in financial and risk analysis, preparation, structuring and negotiation of investment projects (debt and capital) as well as supervision of investments in financial institutions and funds in Latin America and the Caribbean. He is an experienced participant in investment committees and boards of directors, both in capital funds and financial institutions in the region.

ROGERIO RAMOS

General Partner

20+ years of investment and management experience successfully sourcing, structuring, arranging financing, and supervising multi-million dollar cross-border private equity and venture capital funds and investment transactions. His sector experience includes investments in clean technologies, IT, telecom, and energy related technologies.

ERIK GEURTS

General Partner

22+ years of experience in impact investing, notably in the financial sector of emerging markets. He has managed both debt and equity teams and supervised origination. execution and monitoring of more than 20 equity deals in Latin America, Asia and Africa. As investment officer and manager of an equity department, Erik gained extensive experience of the whole investment cycle from origination to exit.

 

 

MATEO NERI

Entrepreneur in Residence

Mateo is an award winning impact design entrepreneur and a recognized specialist in circular economy technologies with a focus on transforming biofibres from agricultural waste for future (re)use. ​He is the CEO of 8hz, a consumer brand that transitions single-use plastic waste into soft and hard goods, manufactured in the U.S. and Asia. He has extensive experience in identifying companies, startup operations, marketing, user experience, branding, product innovation to developing closed-loop solutions.

LATIN AMERICA IMPACT FUND

We are currently launching the Latin America Impact Fund I, LP targeting underserved markets in Latin America and the Caribbean.

You can request our latest pitchbook from your usual contact at Emerald Peak Private Equity. 

For legal and regulatory reasons, we cannot make available information on this website that could be deemed to imply an offer of securities. In addition, the interests in any of our funds shall only be available to qualified investors (as defined under applicable law).

 

In order to comply with the above restrictions and with the general requirement not to offer or sell interests in our fund in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful until the requirements of the laws of such jurisdiction have been satisfied, we have made available the details of the fund on the following institutional investor portals:

 

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