At CIMA™ HOLDING, we apply our strengths as a global alternative asset manager and advisory firm to deliver solutions, unlock value and propel growth. We invests across four segments – Corporate Private Equity (buyout and growth capital), Real Assets (real estate, infrastructure and energy), Global Market Strategies (structured credit, mezzanine, distressed, hedge funds, and middle market debt) and Investment Solutions (funds that invest in private equity funds).
CORPORATE PRIVATE EQUITY
Our Corporate Private Equity business is a powerful combination of a diverse and experienced team and our unique international relationships and footprint. We have a strong track record of providing a professional shareholding partnership for mid- to late-stage companies across a wide range of industries that require equity funding for expansion or to finance changes of ownership, such as acquisitions or management buy-outs.
Real assets such as infrastructure and real estate are considered to be a step up in the risk-return curve from cash and fixed income – without having to take on the risk associated with equities. CIMA™ HOLDING invests in securities backed by tangible real assets, with the objective of achieving attractive total returns over the long term, while maximizing the potential for real returns in periods of rising inflation.
GLOBAL MARKET STRATEGIES
CIMA™ HOLDING has an advantage over traditional strategies in that broader and more sophisticated investment strategies can be executed in achieving positive returns with lower volatility in rising and falling markets. Our primary aim is to reduce volatility and risk while attempting to preserve capital and deliver positive returns under all market conditions. Our deep expertise and global perspective provides a well-informed viewpoint on the financial marketplace.
Investment Solutions helps clients meet their objectives through tailored portfolio construction and implementation. The Investment Solutions platform gives investors access to the large and complex universe of alternative investment strategies—private equity, real estate and hedge funds—on a global basis. We assess client needs and build customized portfolios that allocate capital efficiently across our family of alternatives as well as direct access to our proprietary products.
ASSET UNDER MANAGEMENT BY SEGMENT
EQUITY INVESTED BY INDUSTRY
ASSET UNDER MANAGEMENT BY GEOGRAPHY
ASSET UNDER MANAGEMENT (AUM) vs INDEXES
CIMA™ HOLDING understands what our clients face. We appreciate the impact of crisis and reaction to crisis. We understand that transformational change is permanently on the strategic agenda. Survival and growth strategies place enormous pressures on operational environments. To comprehend and overcome the complexities demands more than financial services consulting. It takes clients who see a need for lasting and positive outcomes.
We don’t simply have clients. We have “CIMA™ HOLDING Clients”. Meaning? We pride ourselves on a highly detailed and individual knowledge of every one of our clients. It’s a knowledge built up from deep dive assessment of the specifics: current state, challenges and opportunities. We also understand the business drivers of the industry that is our exclusive focus: global financial services.
Working together for a common goal begins within CIMA™ HOLDING. We believe that much of our success to date is attributable to the unique culture of our firm and the values we live by: honesty; respect for our colleagues and others with whom we interact; teamwork; excellence, innovation and creativity; shared accountability for both our successes and shortcomings; the fortitude to say no when necessary; and a sharing of financial results and credit throughout our firm.
In our pursuit of excellence, we aspire to be the best at what we do and lead by example. We set high standards – each of us as individuals and the firm as whole – and consistently try to exceed them. We attract self-motivated, highly capable, results-oriented people and invest heavily in their development. We strive for diversity, recognizing that people with different backgrounds make us a stronger and more effective organization.
We constantly strive to be innovative — questioning accepted wisdom, creating new ideas and new approaches, and never resting on our laurels. We are self-starters with a “can-do” approach and a willingness to take prudent risks. We work passionately to retain the entrepreneurial spirit that created our firm and to fight against politics and bureaucracy.
We readily accept accountability for our actions, inactions and decisions, both individually and as a firm. We also embrace the implied responsibilities of our one-firm approach: the obligation to speak up and say what we think and to respect and listen to those who do the same. We also have the fortitude to say “no,” even at the eleventh hour. We deliver on our commitments – to our stakeholders, our partners and one another.
Teamwork is at the heart of how we operate. We pride ourselves on our one-firm approach, working proactively and collaboratively across businesses and geographies to achieve the best possible results. We continually look for ways to help one another, no matter the issue or where the opportunity resides. In keeping with this approach, every person at CIMA owns equity and shares in our success.
We conduct ourselves with integrity in everything we do. Our reputations – as individuals and as a firm – are paramount. Our word is our bond – we say what we mean and we do what we say we will do. As a learning organization, we are self-critical – acknowledging our mistakes and trying always to learn from them.
As independent advisors, our maximum priority are our clients. Working with our company implies working with advisors that take care continuosly for customer satisfaction, maximizing their interests, providing the best possible analysis and finding the most optimum solution for every need.
We have gathered a team of industry professionals who share a vision for how an asset management company can and should operate. We are united by a shared belief in the value of simplicity, transparency and openness. From research, to portfolio management, to client service, the investment team is responsible for managing a process that is highly collaborative and based on the scientific principles of open inquiry, testing, analysis, peer review and thoughtful execution. Most importantly, we are committed to the goal of exceptional long-term management of our clients’ investments.
Our investments span a wide range of values in businesses large and small. We play a vital role in providing businesses with the capital to realize their growth potential. We uncover value by identifying great companies and enhancing their performance by providing patient capital and partnering with strong management teams. This capital helps our portfolio launch new business initiatives, make game-changing acquisitions and upgrade technologies and systems to support their long-term plans.
Putting our clients’ interests first is at the core of our asset management philosophy. We focus on building strong relationships with our clients an this is why we are capable to ensure company interests are always aligned. We also custom-tailor our investment strategies to a client’s specific needs.
We seek to put capital to work in situations where we can create value directly via our actions, not simply fortunate market timing. Partnering with strong management, investing in growth, achieving operational improvements and applying our global resources are all part of our formula for building value.
CIMA™ HOLDING funds invest in a wide range of industries, geographies and investment themes to deliver optimal results. And our hedge fund solutions business encompasses a wide range of investment strategies across markets.
The synergy among CIMA™ HOLDING ‘s diverse global operations adds to our insights and opportunities. We draw from all of the sectors in which our firm participates to bring the best ideas and judgment to our investors.
Our clients trust advisory services to provide thoughtful, custom-tailored solutions that help drive their strategic and financial goals. Known for our ability to handle complex and highly confidential situations, we bring to the table deep experience across various market cycles, vast intellectual capital, unconventional thinking and a problem-solving approach. These qualities, plus the resources of our global network and an unwavering commitment to putting clients’ interests first, make our company a valued long-term strategic partner for our clients.
Senior members of CIMA™ HOLDING’s team devote themselves to personally serving clients’ needs. They have deep experience at world-class financial advisory and restructuring practices. This deep pool of intellectual capital gives us exceptional insight into our clients’ needs, and an intuitive grasp of the right strategic solutions and transaction structures.
CIMA™ HOLDING delivers innovative solutions to our clients’ most challenging and complex needs. The broad experience and unconventional wisdom of our team allow us to develop solutions – such as creative deal structures or financing vehicles – that “get the job done” for clients.
Our “owner-investor” mindset is unmatched by other firms. CIMA™ HOLDING’s role as a leading global investor gives us the ability to see advisory assignments from both a client’s and an owner’s point of view, providing a distinctive perspective on value creation.
The ability to tap into CIMA™ HOLDING’s global network of corporations, governments and institutions gives us – and our clients – access to unsurpassed resources and relationships around the world.