Merchant Banking

Trusted Advisor. Direct Investor.

IFG’s merchant banking capability has the firm serving as both a trusted financial advisor and direct investor, resulting in stronger alignment of interests and long-term value-add.

IFG favors a merchant banking approach to many of its advisory engagements between $20 million and $1 billion. Merchant banking transactions will entail IFG co-investing via a special purpose vehicle, often alongside other institutional capital partners. These transactions allow select IFG limited partners access to direct private investment exposure on a deal-by-deal basis

We’re Well-Connected

The senior team at IFG possesses a large and deep set of relationships in the global investment community, including:

Specialist private equity & venture capital firms

Single & multi-family Offices

Impact Investors

Insurance companies

Pension funds

Sovereign wealth funds

Opportunity zone investors

Mezzanine and other non-bank lenders

See our strategies in action.

Featured transaction

IFG led a private equity financing via an IFG-sponsored SPV for CleanFiber, LLC with proceeds used to expand the Company’s state-of-the-art cellulose insulation production facility in Buffalo, NY.

CleanFiber uses a unique and patented process to produce environmentally-friendly, high performance building insulation from waste corrugated material.