What We Do

With over 4 billion people, the emerging markets represent the largest business and investment opportunity in the world.

I-DEV is a leading business strategy & investment advisory firm specializing in those markets. We help global corporations, investors and SMEs in emerging markets do business together via profitable, high-impact partnerships.


We do this through our two key business units:

Our Business Groups:

  • I-DEV’s Insight Consulting Group provides management, growth and impact strategy consulting services to businesses operating in emerging markets and related value chains- from global corporation to small-holder suppliers.

  • I-DEV’s Investment Advisory Group helps facilitate and structure debt, equity and hybrid investment transactions in high-impact, emerging markets businesses.

We create value for our clients through:

  • Our world class team of experts comprised of seasoned professionals with years of experience in traditional finance, investment, strategy consulting, and corporate management.

  • Our unique approach to problem solving and strategy development that adapts global best practices to local context.

  • Our global reach matched with our established on-the-ground presence and deep local relationships throughout LatAm, Africa, Asia, and South Asia.

  • Our network of over 80 impact & emerging markets investors with more than US$10 billion in combined investable capital to finance emerging markets enterprises.

  • Our proven track record operating in and advising clients on business strategy, operations and investments in over 30 countries on 5 continents.