GAO Ventures is a unique firm with an interest in growing companies, irrespective of the transaction structure and stage of development. Traditionally focused on Asia, it is now also starting to play an increasingly active role abroad.
We can help you expand your business.
GAO’s targets are companies with strong growth potential that occupy a position of leadership in their sector. No sector or transaction is ruled out, a priori. Our historical portfolio includes both listed and private companies, in all different stages of development (start-up, expansion capital, etc.) and very different types of projects (MBOs, LBOs or turnarounds, among others).
From a geographical point of view, GAO has traditionally shown a preference for investments, partnerships and strategic alliances in companies looking to expand in Asia. However, GAO is playing an increasingly active role as an investor in foreign companies.
GAO is a general investor and can consider investments in any industry. However, we have a preference for companies or sectors that has a quick path to revenue such as Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) or other companies that can make use of our distribution network.
A benefit of partnering with GAO is that we are experienced in the capital markets and are able to exploit the best combination of debt and equity to help grow your business. We have entities regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) that enables us to capital raise when your business grows too fast. As we are fully self-owned by the founding partners, we have the flexibility to work with any size as long we think you have the potential to be the next superstar!
The basic principle underlying GAO’s philosophy is the optimisation of value for companies. We prefer companies that has a clear exit path of under 5 years.
GAO’s involvement in the management of the companies in which it invests is materialised through active participation on the Boards of Directors and Executive Committees, where it contributes its deep knowledge of the business world, its multisectorial vision and its more than 20 years experience in management and optimisation of company value. Notwithstanding this, GAO always invests hand in hand with top management teams who are committed to the project and it is to these, as true experts in the business, that GAO entrusts the day-to-day management.
Premium natural cosmetic for urban skin
For more information please email kate at gao dot ventures. Website is coming soon!
|TAGS||Korean, Masks, Natural, Organic, Beauty|
Skincare line from stem cells
Please visit our website at http://hardynco.com
|TAGS||Medical, Cosmeceuticals, Beauty, Stem Cells|
Affordable Fashionable Eyewear
Visit our instagram at https://web.stagram.com/leon.eyewear
|TAGS||Eyewear, Fashion, Prescription Glasses, Safety|
Affordable Fashionable Eyewear
Learn more about our sustainable packaging solutions, visit our site at https://ecologicbrands.com. We are glad to announce our recent partnership with Nestle for the Purina line!
|TAGS||Green, Sustainable, Packaging|
Bespoke Lego Potraits
Grand Opening in Singapore on 2nd Dec 2017!
|TAGS||Children, Lego, Bespoke, Toys|
Authentic Thai Cuisine
Visit us at ION Orchard!
|TAGS||F&B, Franchise, Singapore, Asia, Thailand|
Contemporary American-Mediterranean Bistro from NYC
Coming soon to Asia!
|TAGS||F&B, Exclusive, Bistro, South African, New York City|
We love Japanese Food!
With multiple stores located around South East Asia. Visit our flagship store at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore! For more enquiries on being a franchisee, please email info at gao dot ventures
|TAGS||F&B, Franchise, Sushi, Ramen, Japan|
We do not disclose all portfolio positions and the companies listed herewith are for informational purposes only. This does not constitute an offer to invest in the above companies in any kind. However, we will be pleased if you decide to patronage the above businesses as a customer. =)