HISTORICALLY FAVORABLE RETURNS
As an alternative asset class, private equity can serve as a source of investment capital by investing and acquiring equity ownership in companies that are not listed on an exchange. Intercontinental cooperates with global private-equity firms to identify businesses that have historically yielded favorable returns.
UNCOVERING HIDDEN VALUE
The private equity firms we work with play a vital role in helping both established and growth-oriented businesses realize their potential by uncovering hidden value. For example, the companies can be in different phases of development in various industries or real estate assets. Performance of these assets can be enhanced with patient capital, operating support, and a stronger management team. Typically, the investment horizon is long term.
BEYOND STOCKS AND BONDS
Initially, private equity and alternative asset classes were the provenance of large institutional endowments, allowing them to generate higher returns on a risk-adjusted basis. Today, through the group of Intercontinental Companies, you have access to this third dimension in investing, which may be more rewarding than a traditional two-dimensional stock-bond portfolio.