A New Era of Partners for Growth

An announcement from Andrew Kahn // Jason Georgatos, CEO & Co-Founder // President

We are at a transformative moment in the innovation economy and at PFG.

In the face of inflationary headwinds, commercial bank turmoil, and a more conscientious capital allocation environment, where others see recessionary headwinds constricting opportunities, we see tremendous potential.

We believe innovation arises from constraints.

With a legacy spanning 38 years, the team at Partners for Growth has been together through many economic and market cycles, dating back to the inception of our strategy at Silicon Valley based tech investment bank, Hambrecht & Quist in the 1980s. Adapting to the ever-evolving technology markets we help finance is part of our DNA.

Today, we proudly reaffirm our commitment as innovation’s partner for growth, as we unveil the next chapter in the story and identity of PFG.

It’s a story about supporting high growth companies emerging from tech hubs around the world, not just because they are underserved, but because we recognize that possibility blooms from adversity.

It’s a promise to our global entrepreneurs and financial institution partners that we will embrace complexity, adroitly offering the custom debt capital required for unlocking growth.

For four decades, we’ve been steadfast in our belief that wherever innovation is happening, we will be its partner for growth.

We go where the entrepreneurs are.

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30+ Year Global Strategic Partner

SVB is a leading American bank providing products, services and strategic advice for businesses at every stage. They operate as a go-to commercial bank for start-ups and established corporations, offering venture funding, private banking & wealth advising. SVB is the largest lender to technology companies globally.

SVB has built its reputation as the financial partner of the innovation economy – helping individuals, investors and the world’s most innovative companies achieve extraordinary outcomes.
PFG and SVB have maintained an official strategic partnership since the late 1980’s. We have collaborated together as co-lenders and extended each other's ability to reach new markets and provide deeper capital to high-growth companies.

PFG and SVB have provided growth debt across the U.S. & Canada, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Latin America, where we co-manage a Venture Debt Latin America Growth Lending Fund.

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IFC — a member of the World Bank Group — is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. IFC works in more than 100 countries, using its capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity.

PFG and IFC are strategic partners where we extend IFC’s direct venture and VC funding, collaborating on fintech and tech lending across global growth markets.

10+ Year Global Strategic Partner

Aims to be the partner of choice for the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean. They finance projects to advance clean energy, modernize agriculture, strengthen transportation systems and expand access to financing.

IDB Invest, a member of the IDB Group, is a multilateral development bank committed to promoting the economic development of its member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean through the private sector. IDB Invest finances sustainable companies and projects to achieve financial results and maximize economic, social, and environmental development in the region. With a portfolio of $16.3 billion in asset management and 347 clients in 25 countries, IDB Invest provides innovative financial solutions and advisory services that meet the needs of its clients in a variety of industries.

PFG leads a joint venture with IDB Invest that provides debt capital to emerging innovative tech companies across the region via our Latin America Growth Lending Fund. The initiative brings investment expertise into LAC from top notch global players in this field.