We are Different

Our corporate DNA

Our DNA is entrepreneurial. We are owners and builders of businesses as well as investors.

Our experience

We are emerging market savvy. We have been intimately involved in building a number of successful emerging markets companies. Over a 20+ year horizon we have consistently been pioneers in surfacing opportunities that others have missed. In the process, we have learned how to scale these companies to become regional champions, and in certain cases, entities with global impact. We have lived the challenges of building businesses in small markets where strategic options are less obvious, and understand the nuances of environments where accessing capital, talent, and exits require unique approaches.

Our track record

Our team has proven that significant capital can be deployed in the Caribbean region and that top quartile returns can be generated. Through our cumulative investment experience we have gained an understanding of how to exploit the strategic position of the Caribbean and Central America as gateways to larger markets. We also have a remarkable gender track record, 90% of our portfolio companies in our Portland Caribbean Fund II are either woman-led and/or show a significant share of female employees.

Our personal commitment

We are a small, diverse and committed team who are fully invested in the success of each of our portfolio companies. We do business in a responsible and sustainable way guided by best practices and international standards, and support our portfolio companies in doing the same. We live our mantra "Prosperitas Cum Caritate" – “Doing well and Doing Good”.

Our relationships

We are connected globally. Within our geographic focus we enjoy strong relationships with leading businesses and their principals, as well as all levels of government. Our relationships with our Portland sister companies provide us with competitive advantages and gives us unique access to both information and people. On all levels, as owners, operators, and investors, we have a reputation for being solid business partners and ‘doing good’. Hence considering social impacts on local communities, climate change issues, and risks for the natural environment are part of our daily business and investment review. We engage our partners in having a positive impact and reputation in the countries they operate in.

Our Purpose

Be known for:

Investing in and building exceptional companies

Making money for our investors

Creating a positive social and environmental impact in our region