Agriculture & Water
The tension between rapidly rising resource consumption and environmental sustainability is sure to prove to be one of the next decade’s critical pressure points. It is estimated that food production will need to rise by 70% to feed a global population estimated to reach about 9bn by 2050. At dmgi we recognize there is a role for enterprise to play in devising solutions. There is potentially an information intensive set of solutions to the challenge of food security and water scarcity. We are seeking investments in companies that can provide these.
Highly fragmented, huge, global. Property is a favorite sector of dmgi. Our businesses, dmgi::land&property Europe and EDR are the leading providers of environmental property information in the UK and US respectively. They are extending their footprint into physical property information, property risk and due diligence solutions. Trepp, SiteCompli, Xceligent and BuildFax provide products that serve various aspects of the commercial real estate market.
Growth in global population and wealth levels are driving rapidly increasing demand for energy and commodities; presents an outstanding information sector opportunity. Our business, Genscape, is a leading provider of proprietary information and analytics on NA and EU power, oil, natural gas, renewables and other commodities markets. Utilizing patented technologies and proprietary algorithms, Genscape provides accurate & timely data on capacities, flow and utilization for all major energy commodities.
An extremely attractive, large, fragmented and global sector with long term growth characteristics. Our business, Hobsons, is the leading provider of tools and information to help parents and students prepare for and select the right educational destination as well as helping the academic institution recruit, enroll, manage and retain their students. It is fast growing with a tremendously trusted brand and strong, differentiated product offerings.
We don’t take a “one size fits all” approach to our investment strategy. While we normally look to acquire control, when a business has a strong strategic fit in the sectors we like, we have been successful in making minority investments – often, but not always, building to control.