AGIC is a European-Asian private equity firm focused on investment opportunities in the European mid-market. Founded in 2015 by Henry Cai, the firm aims at fostering sustainable growth by promoting its portfolio companies in Asia. The first fund, raised with the support of renowned sovereign wealth funds and insurance groups, was closed at a total size of US$ 1.0 billion. AGIC is headquartered in Hong Kong with offices in Munich, London, Shanghai, and Beijing and has around 20 employees.
AGIC focuses on investments that significantly increase industrial productivity and efficiency, enable new applications and manufacturing methods, and drive innovation for industrial products and solutions. The firm focuses on investment opportunities in the following five industry sectors: (1) intelligent production, (2) high-end systems and components, (3) advanced materials, (4) medical equipment and (5) environmental protection technologies.
AGIC’s investment strategy is to support leading European small and medium companies that are seeking to expand into Asia by providing them with growth equity and access to the leading Asian enterprises. Through its local knowledge and strong relationships in the private and public sectors, AGIC helps companies to navigate the challenges presented by globalization and to capture the rich cross-fertilization of opportunities across Western and Asian markets. The fund supports its portfolio companies in the execution of their buy-and-build strategies, organic growth initiatives, and operating improvements. AGIC believes strongly in the concept of investing with a business purpose and working together with the top management of its companies.