Michael Lee-Chin, B.Eng., LLD (Honorary)
Executive Chairman, Chief Executive officer and Portfolio Manager
Mr. Lee-Chin has over 35 years industry experience.
How The Fund is Managed
The Fund intends to invest in one or more private equity funds, co-invest with one or more private equity funds and invest in securities of other private companies as opportunities arise.
The Fund intends to invest a portion of its assets, which may be significant, into Portland Caribbean Fund II (Barbados) L.P., a Barbados limited partnership that is one of several parallel partnerships that together comprise Portland Caribbean Fund II (“PCF II”), a private equity fund with a mandate to make investments in equity or debt securities of private companies located in the Caribbean and Latin America.
The Fund intends to co-invest with PCF II in equity or debt securities of private companies located in the Caribbean and Latin America.
Pending the receipt of capital call notices in respect of the Fund’s commitments, the Fund may invest in a portfolio of income producing private and public debt and equity securities, either directly or indirectly through other funds.
Key Reasons To Invest
Access to exclusive private investment and co-investment opportunities with some of the world’s most successful wealth creators and institutions including Portland Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries (the “Portland Group”), the European Investment Bank, International Finance Corporation (World Bank) and Export Development Canada.
Above Average Returns
Access to above average returns over the long term by investing directly or indirectly in a portfolio of equity or debt securities which may include securities of companies located in the Caribbean and Latin America and the majority of which, over the life of the Fund, are expected to be private.
Enhanced level of long-term private equity returns
Access to the potential for an enhanced level of long-term private equity returns with less than commensurate risk by investing in high quality essential services private businesses in regions that are in a transformative stage with a shortage of equity capital.
The investment objectives of the Fund are to provide above average returns over the long term by investing directly or indirectly in a portfolio of equity or debt securities which may include securities of companies located in the Caribbean and Latin America and the majority of which, over the life of the Fund, are expected to be private.
The potential to realize above average private equity returns with less than commensurate risk by investing in high quality essential services businesses that possess the 3 necessary preconditions: perception vs. reality gap, operational inefficiency and dearth of equity capital.
1. Generally only available through dealers who have entered into a Portland Series F Dealer Agreement.
While the Manager exercise due diligence throughout the investing process, no guarantees can be given regarding returns on your investment or the risk of loss. Past performance is not indicative of future results and actual performance may vary. Investors should consult with their financial advisor about the risks prior to investing in the Fund.
The Manager believes the following risks are key to the Fund’s performance: no assurance of return, reliance on the Manager and track record, illiquidity of Units and lack of portfolio diversification and liquidity, risks relating to the private portfolio investments and nature of investments, and economic and political risks. Please read the “Risk Factors” section in the Offering Memorandum for a more detailed description of all the relevant risks.
The Fund is closed to new investments. The Fund was not publicly offered. It was only available under prospectus exemptions and other exemptions available to investors who met certain eligibility or minimum or maximum purchase requirements. These exemptions included the accredited investor exemption, the offering memorandum exemption and the $150,000 minimum purchase exemption.
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