Who We Are

IDI EM is an independent growth-capital private equity specialist in the emerging markets.

Emerging Markets PE Specialist

IDI EM is fully dedicated to private equity investments in the emerging market since 2004. It offers innovative tailor-strategies and platforms to address investor’s needs in order to capitalize from the high growth of the emerging countries. IDI EM is well recognized as a high quality niche partner in addressing complex but lucrative transactions in the emerging markets.

Experienced Team

With diversified PE backgrounds and extensive emerging market experiences in house, the IDI EM team offers complimentary, thorough blend of competencies as well as diversified background and experiences which are uniquely advantageous to address PE investments in the emerging markets.

Substantial Track Records

IDI EM has deployed capitals in 35 emerging countries. It has consistently generated high returns and distributions that are substantially outperformed benchmarks while offering traditional PE management disciplines and risk controls for the emerging markets investments.

Partnership with IDI Group

IDI EM is a member of IDI SCA (“IDI Group”), a leading publically listed European financial institution. Created in 1970 and listed on the NYSE-Euronext Paris since 1991 (IDIP:FP), IDI Group partnership provides IDI EM with resources and access into its over four decades of successful private equity experiences on financing the growth of 800 SMEs with approximately US$6.2 billion of assets under management.

Our Philosophy

IDI EM is an independent growth-capital private equity specialist in the emerging markets with diversified investment backgrounds, strong entrepreneurial spirits and rigorous investment disciplines.

Direct Investor’s Attitude

With diversified investment backgrounds including PE growth capitals, leverage buy-outs and venture capitals, IDI EM team approaches investment opportunities with direct investor’s attitude which allows it to relate to and to interact closely with its local partners. This not only translates into its ability to source attractive and sometimes proprietary investment opportunities, but also its capabilities to carryout professional and detail due diligence and to make appropriate judgements according to the local cultures and practices.

Entrepreneurial Spirit

IDI EM is majority owned by its partners with GP commitments in the Funds well above the market LP-GP interest alignment standard. Being a shareholder and a manager, IDI EM team is high in entrepreneurial spirits which enable it to have deep understanding on challenges the entrepreneurs and partners it collaborates with face, and to assist on addressing issues when appropriate.

Investment Disciplines

IDI EM practices rigorous investment disciplines even in the dynamic and fluid emerging markets. It remains focused on its investment strategies and avoids to be lured by changing trends or fashionable opportunities favor by conventional market chasers. It seeks for lesser-known but promising investment opportunities that require high level of experiences to comprehend and expertise to value-add. Most importantly, it has consistently delivered emerging market returns that are substantially above the market comparable with controlled risks management disciplines.

Ethical & Responsible Investor

IDI EM puts special emphasis on ethical business practices from its partners, particularly on the personal integrities and the corporate governance. IDI EM is also a socially responsible investor. It has signed the Principles for Responsible Investment instituted by the United Nations, and is in accordance with ESG compliances by paying particular attention to build environmental, social and corporate governance.

Our Track Records

IDI EM has deployed capitals in 35 emerging countries since 2004 with over 200 underlying companies already exited, consistently delivered results that are substantially outperformed the benchmarks.

Accumulated Local Experiences

IDI EM focuses on growth capital investments in the emerging markets since 2004 with densely established local networks of partners, entrepreneurs, economists and advisors as well as accumulated indigenous local investment and operation experiences.

Substantial Performances

IDI EM has consistently offering emerging market returns with controlled risks since its inception. It has deployed capitals in 35 emerging countries via various investment instruments with geographical diversifications since 2004, and has consistently generated high returns and distributions that are substantially outperformed benchmarks.