Background on SGI
Founded in 2007, SGI is the first and only venture capital firm in Korea focused on the clean growth sector, including renewable energy, green and agricultural technologies. We engage in venture capital and private equity investments for mergers & acquisitions and buyouts, and conduct business as well as engineering consulting for our portfolio and client companies.
Our investment focus areas are Cleantech, including green technology (Greentech) commercialization, green infrastructure and agricultural technologies (Agritech), as well as early-stage project development. We have an experienced team of in-house Cleantech specialists and an extensive domestic and international Cleantech network, which assists us in deal sourcing, value creation and exit management.
SGI is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samho Development Group, a Korean conglomerate operating since 1976, comprised of Samho Development Co., Ltd. (KRX-listed), Samho Resources, Inc.,
SGI's management team members have an average of 15+ years experience in investment and risk management, and our technical team has an average of 20+ years of experience in the clean sector. This in-house technical team augments SGI's Advisory Services Group (“SGAS”), which focuses on international transactions. Together, they assist with market, technology and target company analyses, feasibility studies and valuation. It is SGI's view that this technical diligence improves both deal execution and post-investment controls and cost-management, so that exits are facilitated efficiently. Finally, the technical team's importance in providing engineering and environmental services cannot be overemphasized.
SGAS also includes dedicated incubation & globalization teams
that assist portfolio companies in overcoming the difficulties
of entrepreneurship and management, as well as with regard to
their outreach to international markets. In short, SGI is not
simply a financial investor, but rather an expert partner to Cleantech
Korea's First Mover Venture Capital FirmKorea is emerging as a global player in cleantech and renewable energy.
Samho Green Investment Venture Capital (SGIVC) is Korea's first and only cleantech-focused venture capital firm.
Your Investment Partner in KoreaOne of the fastest recovering countries from the 2008 Financial Crisis,
host to the 2010 G20, and perhaps the first country to present a national “Green Growth Strategy,” Korea is both at the heart of a green revolution and the rise of Asia.
Sitting at the center of this transformation, SGIVC managers and technical experts offer the perfect balance between opportunity, stability, cross-cultural communication, and smart investment in cleantech and renewable energy in and outside of Korea.