About the CrossBoundary Group
CrossBoundary Group’s mission is to unlock capital for sustainable growth and strong returns in underserved markets
Well-structured capital can be a catalyst for systemic change in markets that are typically overlooked
Our primary business lines solve the problem of capital absorption in underserved markets while overcoming the challenges of traditional business models
Three core observations drove the creation of CrossBoundary Group; today these insights drive capital market movements
1. The world – and the problems and opportunities that face us – are increasingly interconnected
2. Investors and stakeholders will care incrementally more about sustainability and the impact of their capital with each coming year
3. Capital availability is not the problem – capital absorption is
Since CrossBoundary’s birth more than 10 years ago, we have grown strongly and steadily.
Today, CrossBoundary Group has 200+ team members across 20+ offices worldwide. More than 80% of our team is based in the markets we serve. Our unique value proposition lies at the nexus of this global presence and our ability to provide contextual, tailored capital solutions, innovative project structuring, and expert advice to ambitious entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, governments, and foundations.
Our founding team’s personal experience with top-down, state-led interventions inspired them to launch CrossBoundary and identify bottom-up solutions for private-sector development in conflict-affected states. Between 2010-2012, CrossBoundary’s founders honed their expertise through work in Iraq and Afghanistan, where they grasped that the private sector could drive sustainable progress, not because it was better, but because it was disciplined by local context. Their on-the-ground research and work with Afghan entrepreneurs alighted on the twin challenges of access to capital and the creation of bankable pioneering transactions: areas that would be a focus for CrossBoundary Advisory in the years to come.
In 2013, CrossBoundary’s work expanded geographically to Africa, with new projects and the development of our anchor thought leadership piece: Investment Facilitation in Transitional and Fragile States. This framework has been foundational to our work across geographies and sectors, and we have continued to revisit the model of investment facilitation to advance our mission.
While working in South Sudan, CrossBoundary’s early team witnessed first-hand the persistent challenge that businesses faced accessing affordable, reliable power. This led us to the conclusion that financing solar in Africa could unlock adoption everywhere; and from that epiphany was born CrossBoundary’s first investment platform: CrossBoundary Energy–a disruptive, distributed utility that provides a cleaner path to growth in Africa and beyond.
Over the last decade, CrossBoundary has attracted mission-driven individuals who have helped scale the firm across geographies and sectors. We’ve continued to build investment platforms that unlock scalable, high-potential verticals—including CrossBoundary Access, CrossBoundary Educational Infrastructure, The Fund for Nature, Dhow Ventures. Our Advisory team is a trusted partner for high-impact organizations all around the world.
CrossBoundary Investment Management
We create investment vehicles in underserved markets that develop projects capable of absorbing capital
CrossBoundary Investment Management
We have offices in more than 22 locations across underserved markets and global financial centers