Patria Investments Announces Partnership with Bancolombia to Continue Latin American Expansion
Joint venture with Bancolombia expands Patria’s real estate capabilities into Colombia adding $1 billion of AUM, and will leverage a strong distribution platform to offer a full suite of alternative investment products to Colombian investors
GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, July 05, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Patria Investments (“Patria”) (NASDAQ: PAX), a global alternative asset manager, announced today an agreement for the formation of a joint venture with Bancolombia, the leading full-service financial conglomerate incorporated in Colombia, with more than 148 years of experience serving clients in Colombia and Central America. The partnership will leverage Patria’s extensive private markets expertise in Latin America with Bancolombia’s well-established distribution capabilities to further expand access to alternative investment products in Colombia. At its inception, the JV will manage a permanent capital real estate investment vehicle with approximately US$1 billion of assets under management, which is the second largest fund in Colombia and focused broadly across market sectors.
“We’re very excited to announce this partnership with Bancolombia, which continues our efforts to build comprehensive local asset management practices that can provide investors with tailored alternatives products in their local currencies, as well as access to Patria’s suite of existing regional products” said Alex Saigh, Patria’s CEO. “Patria is already an established investor in Colombia through our private equity and infrastructure funds, and joining with a leading brand and distribution partner gives us a more complete presence in the country.”
The Colombian long-term savings market totals approximately US$145 billion, which has supported the growth and evolution of a US$10+ billion alternative asset management industry providing investment solutions for mandatory & voluntary pensions, life insurance companies, and private investors. Patria’s 35-year expertise in identifying, designing, and managing long-term investment solutions for institutional and private investors, together with Bancolombia’s leading position in the financial industry and developed distribution network, will allow this joint venture to provide innovative solutions to foster the local alternative asset management industry and drive long-term growth for clients.
“The creation of a new company in alliance with Patria Investments will allow us to evolve the Colombian alternative asset market, and boost our value proposition for our clients to include world-class investment solutions in Colombia” said Juan Carlos Mora, Bancolombia’s CEO.
While specific financial details of the transaction are not being disclosed, the joint venture will be structured with 51% ownership by Patria and 49% by Bancolombia, with approximately $1 billion of Fee Earning AUM at inception. Patria will contribute capital to be deployed over multiple years to support joint venture operations, as well as to fund GP commitments to promote growth of the existing real estate investment vehicle and new funds within other asset classes. The transaction is expected to close during Q3 2023, and expected to be accretive to Patria’s Fee Related Earnings and Distributable Earnings from day one.
Patria’s management team will be available to discuss the transaction on Patria’s upcoming 2nd quarter 2023 earnings call.
About Patria Investments
Patria is a leading alternative investment firm focused on Latin America, with over 35 years of history and combined assets under management of $27.3 billion, and a global presence with offices in 10 cities across 4 continents. Patria aims to provide consistent returns in attractive long term investment opportunities that allow for portfolio diversification through its Private Equity, Infrastructure, Credit, Public Equities and Real Estate products. Through its investments Patria seeks to transform industries generating attractive returns for its investors, while creating sustainable value for society.
Further information is available at www.patria.com.
Grupo Bancolombia is a financial group with 148 years of experience that operates in Colombia and Central America, serving more than 29 million clients with financial and non-financial products and services. It includes a full range of banking solutions, trading, trust, asset management, leasing, factoring, and investment banking, among others. To generate a positive impact in the community, the organization is driven by its purpose of promoting sustainable economic development to achieve everyone´s well-being. Grupo Bancolombia delivers its products and services via its regional network comprised of Colombia’s largest non-government owned banking network, El Salvador’s leading financial conglomerate (Banagricola S.A.), International banking and local (Banistmo S.A.) banking subsidiaries in Panama, Guatemala, Cayman and Puerto Rico.
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