BTIG and its affiliate Pacific View Asset Management have made a strategic investment in Indigena Capital, a firm dedicated to investing in partnerships with Tribal Nations in the United States, and First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada (Indigenous Nations).
Financial terms of the private transaction have not been disclosed.
Indigena Capital and its predecessor companies have a 30-year track record of success with more than USD2.0 billion invested for the benefit of Indigenous Nations. Indigena works to identify, capitalise and execute upon investment opportunities that are generated from the unique rights and resources controlled by Indigenous Nations. Indigena has active investments with partner Nations across multiple sectors including agriculture, renewable power, real estate, and infrastructure.
The investment better positions Indigena Capital by offering access to new sources of capital, investment banking capabilities and asset management expertise through BTIG and Pacific View. “At Indigena Capital, we focus on generating positive financial returns for investors while creating material wealth and positive social impact for Indigenous Nations,” says John P Jurrius, Chief Executive Officer of Indigena. “We believe the investment strengthens our ability to deliver the capital and expertise so desperately needed in the global, Indigenous emerging market.”
“Our partnership will assist Indigena in its mission and mandate to bridge the gap between Indigenous Nations and the broader capital markets,” says Kevin Chessen, Co-Founder of BTIG. “We believe Indigena is well-positioned to benefit from investors’ increasing demand for products and opportunities that deliver positive social outcomes.”