We are a reliable and responsive minority investor, supporting fund managers in the acquisition of attractive companies globally. We have built up long-term relationships with many of the most skilled and successful fund managers, enabling us to construct compelling portfolios for our investors.
As one of the pioneers in private equity, LGT Capital Partners has long-standing, deep relationships with many of the best fund managers globally. We draw on these relationships to generate a broad funnel of opportunities, and we are often among the first co-investors contacted for attractive co-investment opportunities. Our strong execution capabilities and dedicated transaction team have helped build a reputation in the market, leading to consistent deal flow.
Our dedicated co-investment transaction team of 26 specialists is supported by a larger international team of more than 300 private equity professionals based at investment hubs in New York, London, Pfaeffikon (near Zurich) Hong Kong and Beijing. The diversity of the team, in which 48 nationalities and 41 different languages are represented, positions us to source and evaluate assets in markets where local knowledge is essential. Led by a group of partners with an average of 11 years of experience in the industry, we have the breadth and depth of local experience to effectively navigate the web of managers spread across the US, Europe and Asia.
Our team follows a single, institutionalized investment approach globally, with proven results over two decades of investing. We carry out robust commercial, financial and legal due diligence on companies and managers prior to investing. This helps us to identify and document the key risks and attributes of assets and transactions, often drawing on in-depth information we have as current investors with the fund manager. Such information enables us to value assets and reference deals more efficiently and timely than investors who lack a large primary and secondary investment practice.
Our experienced team and institutionalized approach have enabled us to build up a track record that comprises more than USD 6.3 billion invested in over 280 companies across the globe. Over this time, we have delivered compelling risk-adjusted returns to our investors with a strong focus on downside protection.
Many fund managers see us as a preferred investment partner in situations where additional equity capital is required to finance an attractive acquisition. We often act as co-underwriter, working alongside the fund managers to support them in the different stages of the process. Over many years of investing, we have built a strong reputation as a reliable and responsive minority investment partner to some of the best fund managers globally. They choose to partner with us because of our: