The Emerging Multi-Cultural Market

 The last 5-10 years have seen a dramatic decrease in the costs associated with launching, maturing and scaling businesses. This increased capital efficiency is allowing ventures that were once stagnated by lack of access to capital, to now achieve new levels of growth. The multi-cultural market has uniquely suffered from years of neglect and skewed investment practices from mainstream investment firms as it relates to diversity. Now that those same business leaders can do more with less, there dependence on support from mainstream investors has lessened and they are rapidly scaling their businesses. This is the new emerging market.  


 Limited Partners (investors) are still largely missing out on significant investment opportunities within this new emerging market. GSI is your doorway to these opportunities.  

Investment Strategy


GSI's Capital strategy is to partner with entrepreneurial management teams to transition closely-held lower and middle market companies to institutional ownership and accelerate growth.
We invest in well-run companies with a leading market position in niche industries and a demonstrated history of operational success.
We are independent thinkers who are committed to spending the necessary time and resources to identify investment opportunities with an attractive risk-adjusted return profile. We are highly selective in our approach, searching for unique value that will drive successful outcomes across economic cycles. Our capital structures utilize modest debt and equity financing to enable aggressive investments in growth initiatives and preserve downside protection. In executing our strategy, we often find compelling investment opportunities that are overlooked by others.
We provide value to our management teams beyond just equity capital. Specifically, we strive to be a force multiplier for executives to work ON their business (strategy) versus IN their business (day-to-day operations). Thus, we add value through strategic decision making at the board level, and focus our time on helping companies transition to institutional ownership, fill out management teams, develop strategic growth plans, expand sales organizations, execute M&A, and optimize financing.

TRANSACTION TYPE

  • Control investments in leveraged acquisition, recapitalization, buy-and-build, and growth transactions 
  • Transition planning for closely-held companies
  • Excel in ‘right-fit partner’ situations
  • TRANSACTION SIZE
  • Ability for GSIl to invest $2-20 million of equity per platform
  • CAPITALIZATION
  • Conservative capital structure to enhance returns and support growth
  • Meaningful management rollover to align incentives
  • COMPANY PROFILE
    COMPANY TYPE
  • Headquartered in the U.S. / Global
  • EBITDA of $1-5 million,10+% EBITDA margins
  • Focus on entrepreneur and family-owned niche manufacturing, business services, Tech, Entertainment, Distribution companies
  • PREFERRED END MARKETS
  • Commercial & Industrial
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Healthcare
  • COMPANY SITUATION
  • Differentiated & sustainable competitive position 
  • Led by experienced executives with a history of impressive operating performance
  • Deep customer relationships with a reputation for high quality products and services
  • Favorable growth prospects