PE/VC  Darby Overseas Investments

     Office Locations:

Fiduciary Trust International of the South
2 Alhambra Plaza, Penthouse 1
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone: 305-372-1260
Fax: 305-982-1593

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  • Middle Market



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  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Electronics & Advanced Materials
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Transportation & Distribution



    Darby Overseas Investments is the private equity arm of Franklin Templeton Investments. The Honorable Nicholas F. Brady, former U.S. Treasury Secretary and Chairman of Dillon Read & Co. Inc., established Darby in 1994 and serves as its Chairman. The firm manages several different investment funds and 12 offices in 11 countries in Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and more. In 2001 Darby, together with Spain's Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA), created the Darby-BBVA Latin American Private Equity Fund, LP. In June 2001 Darby assumed the management of ProBa, LP (ProBanco), a specialized private equity fund that targets Central American financial institutions. In 1999, Darby closed the first mezzanine finance fund dedicated to Latin America, with total resources of approximately $225 million. Darby's Latin American mezzanine fund concentrates primarily on the infrastructure sector, including power, telecommunications, transportation, and water, sanitation and other utilities. In March 2002, Darby acquired Hong Kong based Prumerica Asia Infrastructure Investors from Prudential Financial. Renamed Darby Asia Investors, the company advises and manages the $246 million Asia Infrastructure Mezzanine Capital Fund. Darby recently announced it had completed fund-raising for its Brazil Mezzanine Infrastructure Fund (BMIF) with total capital commitments of R$387.5 million (US$236 million). BMIF was raised from leading institutional investors and will be targeted at Brazilian infrastructure projects that are either new or expansions of existing, medium-sized infrastructure assets.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Burak Dalgin Managing Director
    Jaime Salinas Managing Director
    Jonathan Haddon General Counsel and Secretary
    Maria Mercedes Prado Managing Director
    Nicholas F. Brady Chairman and Founder


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      Choice Atlantica Holdings Ltd.
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      CTL Logistics
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      Dixie Toga
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      Energy 21
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      eTel Group
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      Fibernet Group
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      Laboratorios Kendrick
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      Radio PLUS
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      Unity Group Holdings
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