Equity and Operating Partnership

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Equity and Operating Partnerships

At GCP, our primary goal is to create value from market opportunities presented by rising demand for transport fuels in Asia Pacific. We do this by making selective equity investments within the fuels import, distribution and marketing sector.

We invest in existing businesses which have established operations, and partner with them to help deliver either specific business transformation projects, or fast-track their drive to maturity. For this, a shared vision of the path to sustainable and compliant growth is essential.

We typically act as both the operating and financial partner, managing the day-to day running of the business and operations, and providing the financial support necessary to unlock profitable opportunities and debottleneck existing constraints; always with the utmost transparency and respect for the importance of joint decision-making as partners. In doing so, we seek to combine operational excellence and international best practice with responsive local decision-making.

The companies that we partner typically have the potential, but not the means, to become market leaders. Our goal is to make that possibility a reality.
  • We respect the critical importance of the local knowhow
  • We recognise the unique ecosystems in which we operate, and the pivotal role our partners play in navigating through them
  • We value the trust our local partners have earned from local stakeholders; a cornerstone of any license to operate

In return our partners value:

  • The full alignment of joint equity partners, with no ulterior bias to certain financial, trading, refining or brand institutions
  • The quick and efficient delivery of capital and financing we provide to the point where it can deliver maximum equity value
  • The strengthening of in-country management, when needed, either through secondment of key staff into our partnerships, or from our training support programmes
  • The benefit of specialist and technical support from our regional head office