A bootstrapped market leader, ready to jump to a new level.

"PFG truly came in as a partner. When Koala was looking to raise outside equity capital, PFG made introductions across its network of like-minded growth investors connecting us with the fund that made the first outside institutional equity investment into the company."

- Mitch Taylor, Co-CEO & Founder, Koala

Koala, a pioneering home furnishing and mattress e-commerce business in Australia, had already achieved scale without raising outside equity funding thanks to a talented management team and astute go-to-market strategies. The founders had certainly excelled but needed to find ways to continue to grow the business and reach new milestones before raising venture capital. 


PFG’s analysis and research positively evaluated their skill and adept growth tactics that gave the company a market leading position. Further analysis led us to value Koala’s business profile, market opportunity and operating plan. PFG structured a term loan facility that expanded alongside Koala’s growth, allowing for incremental capital availability to continue funding the company’s expansion. 


PFG has continued to grow with Koala as a trusted debt capital provider, delivering capital to help the business fund its expansion into new markets as well as the development and penetration of new product categories. Koala is now an emerging global furniture player, becoming one of Australia’s most loved and iconic furniture brands while rapidly gaining traction in Japan and South Korea, for a combined market value potential of AUD $60B+.

No compensation was received by any individual or company for their views and thoughts expressed. The individuals or companies are not investment advisory clients of PFG.

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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.