(Partners Group) January 7, 2011 – Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager, is further expanding its global reach with the establishment of a presence in Brazil. The new office in the financial district of Sao Paulo serves as a base for Partners Group’s investment activities and as ideal hub to support further investments and the growing number of client relationships in Latin America.
Sao Paulo offers an excellent position for further expansion in a promising growth market. The country had a modest recession followed by a quick recovery and is back on a growth path. This favorable investment environment is due to political and regulatory stability, dynamic economic growth, increasing prosperity, and strong domestic demand.
Urs Wietlisbach, founding partner and Executive Vice Chairman of Partners Group, comments, “Rising complexity of private markets requires a global positioning with direct access to local investment possibilities. Our private market strategies are implemented by more than 450 dedicated specialists who, including this new office, now operate from 14 offices on four continents. The opening of our presence in Brazil reflects our integrated global approach and the market potential we have identified in this region.”
Karin Hallin will head up the new office in Brazil.
About Partners Group
Partners Group is a global private markets investment management firm with over EUR 20 billion in investment programs under management in private equity, private debt, private real estate and private infrastructure. The firm manages a broad range of funds and customized portfolios for an international clientele of institutional investors. Partners Group is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland and has offices in San Francisco, New York, São Paulo, London, Guernsey, Luxembourg, Munich, Dubai, Singapore, Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, and Sydney. The firm employs over 450 people and is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (symbol: PGHN) with a market capitalization of over CHF 4.5 billion with a clear majority owned by its 36 Partners and all employees. For more: www.partnersgroup.com