About Us

 

 

Who We Are

Since 1983, Gulf Finance Ladder have been representing powerful individuals from the gulf region in managing their finance affairs in investment. GFL consists of loans, Equity, Swiss Credit & Guaranty and an additional six GFL affiliated partner companies. Our senior management team have over 35 years of combined professional experience in Commercial Project loan Finance and Venture Capital Funding.

This dynamic team has a background ranging from lawyers to investment bankers, all with vast knowledge within financial institutions. GFL Investments Group now has an insurance team, which consists of highly-skilled individuals in risk-management. This allows us to provide Commercial Insurance products through Reinsurance and guarantees, along with the ability to accept business from the wholesale insurance broker community.

Our professionalism and confidentiality towards our clients over the years, has allowed us to work with both governments, public listed companies, professional service providers and private project owners based on private loan funding and equity joint venture partnership. We believe Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure must be maintained at all times and is essential to business today.

We do not use our clients or their information to obtain new business, by disclosing their information to any other third parties. Our leadership and reputation in the financing industry has never been stronger in our history than it is today. As a result we have established many long-term partnerships. Additionally we provide underwriting for commercial funding and related Reinsurance projects to non-affiliated financial and insurance entities.

How We Work

Highly-Seasoned, Integrated Team

Gulf Finance Ladder has been built around a team that worked together, where it was instilled with the values of collaboration, communication and process. Averaging 25 years of industry experience, the firm’s leadership is highly seasoned, with a broad network of contacts and the expertise to source, structure and execute a variety of complex investments. Our fully-staffed, 22-member team is also highly diverse, reflecting the evolving make-up our management teams and investors

Asian Expertise

Our partners have nearly 50 years of combined on-the-ground experience in Asia, giving us almost unparalleled understanding of the market. To leverage this experience, our teams works as one cohesive unit across all stages of an investment’s life to identify appropriate investment partners, opportunities for growth and margin enhancement, and prospects for exit

Active Ownership

At Gulf Finance Ladder, our approach is unabashedly “old school”: we are industrialists rather than investors. We own our companies from initial concept to successful exit, without the need to rely on outsourced advisors or operating partners. We leverage our experience and broad network of partners to identify long-term growth drivers and support management in maximizing the full potential of a given business

Partnership Mentality

The firm is a partnership among our team, our investors and the management teams we invest behind. Emphasizing transparency, open communication and respect in all of our interactions, we understand the fundamental importance of close relationships, collaboration and alignment. Experience has shown that by creating strong management incentives, aligned with our investors, we will attract the outstanding leaders critical to driving results. We also understand the importance of generating attractive investment returns and co-investment opportunities for our investor base to create the kind of deeply rooted relationships that in turn provide support across the breadth of our investment activities

What We Look For

We look to partner with companies that have:

  • Significant potential to unlock growth through our industry, geographic and value-creation expertise
  • Market leading positions and established customer relationships, strong brands, sustainable competitive advantages and favorable industry dynamics
  • Established business models that can be extended to drive additional revenue and profit growth
  • Strong management teams that embrace ownership-based incentive structures
  • Opportunity to leverage our unique experience and capability in expanding US-based businesses to Asia
  • Responsible businesses that we are proud to own and that adhere to environmental, social and governmental policies