iM Global Partner
A capital solutions provider and third party distribution platform for asset managers
iM Global Partner (“iMGP” or “the Company”) is a worldwide multi-boutique asset management platform. It selects and builds long-term partnerships with talented and independent asset management companies through direct capital ownership. iM Global Partner is present across Europe and the US and provides its clients with access to the best management strategies of its nine Partners (Polen Capital, Dolan McEniry, Sirios, Scharf Investments, Dynamic Beta, Zadig Asset Management, Richard Bernstein Advisors, Asset Preservation Advisors and Berkshire Asset Management).
The Company engages in three main activities, namely the selection of complementary active asset managers where it acquires minority shareholdings, the distribution of its affiliated asset managers’ products, and the management and distribution of its own integrated proprietary fund (Oyster funds and iMGP US Funds).
A minority stake was acquired in May 2021 from majority owner Eurazeo, who rolled over their proceeds into the new deal to accelerate its buy-and-build strategy.
What Attracted us to the Business
- A vast and structurally growing asset management market
- A fast-growing specialist platform and a highly scalable business model
- High-quality management team with differentiated sourcing and selection capabilities
Our Value Creation Strategy
We are working alongside management to:
- Ride underlying organic growth of Partners’ AuM;
- Acquire stakes within complementary Partners;
- Ramp-up proprietary distribution platform; and
- Demonstrate margin scalability.
Quote from IK Partners
“We were impressed by the growth trajectory, quality of the teams, international nature and development project of iM Global Partner. We are pleased and proud to have won the trust of Philippe Couvrecelle, Eurazeo and Amundi to join them in contributing to the Company’s growth story.”
Thomas Grob, Partner and Advisor to the IK PF I Fund