What We Do
GIP is an independent infrastructure fund manager that combines proven industry expertise with industrial best practice operational management. The Fund invests in high quality infrastructure assets in the energy, transport and water/waste sectors where we possess deep experience and relationships.
GIP manages in excess of $15 billion for our investors. Our current twelve portfolio companies have combined annual revenues of $3.8 billion and employ more than 7,200 people.
GIP has a clear investment approach based on four core components:
A Well Resourced Team
GIP has a deep team of professionals that combines industry knowledge with financial and operational capability. This group is further complemented by a diverse group of experienced Senior Advisors.
A Focused Strategy
GIP’s business strategy focuses proprietary, specialist resources on three industry sectors. Our objective is to originate investments with the potential to deliver superior risk-adjusted returns. The essential elements of this approach are as follows:
- Investment profile: GIP focuses on larger scale investments in assets that provide essential services, have high barriers to entry, and offer significant governance positions. We primarily target opportunities in OECD countries, while maintaining a global perspective and the flexibility to pursue high quality assets with the potential for attractive risk-adjusted returns in selected non-OECD countries.
- Proprietary origination: GIP’s in-depth knowledge of and extensive relationships in our three target industry sectors is critical to our ability to originate proprietary transactions, conduct effective and informed due diligence, structure investments and identify potential exits. This knowledge provides insights into the trends and developments that create investment opportunities and motivate potential sellers and joint venture partners. In addition, our relationships with significant industry participants, together with our track record of adding value to our portfolio companies and ability to deploy significant amounts of capital have made GIP an attractive buyer and investment partner.
- Prudent leverage: GIP’s view on leverage is that it must ensure that our investments have appropriate risk profiles. This approach also reflects our fundamental view that investment discipline and operational value creation, rather than financial engineering, are the keys to successful infrastructure investing.
A Dedicated Operational Capability
A fundamental way that GIP creates value is to improve the performance and service quality of its portfolio company assets. Our dedicated team of seasoned operational professionals applies advanced management processes and their industrial best practice expertise to deliver these gains.
A Strict Investment Discipline
GIP’s strategy for realizing superior returns is based on a strict pricing discipline and a careful selection of assets from within infrastructure sectors we understand well. We employ a rigorous evaluation process that incorporates proven selection criteria, integrated due diligence teams and an uncompromising focus on risk management and mitigation.