Darby Technology Ventures

Darby Overseas Investments, Ltd. is a private equity firm specializing in expansion and development capital, acquisitions, growth capital, middle-market, industry consolidation, recapitalization, replacement capital, mezzanine investments, restructuring, buyouts and buyins of mid-sized companies. The firm is also involved in fixed income securities. It primarily invests in the consumer products and services, specialty retail, distribution, packaging, manufacturing, hotel management, financial services, media, and publishing sectors. The firm also invests in infrastructure, specifically transportation, energy, telecommunications, waste management, sanitation, and water treatment. It seeks to invest in emerging markets of Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe with a focus on Poland, the Baltics, and Ukraine, Asia, United States, Brazil, and Hispanic markets. The firm makes equity investments with a four to six year time horizon in companies where majority control, shared control, or an influential minority stake can be acquired. It typically invests between €6 million ($7.30 million) and €14 million ($17.05 million). The firm will also consider investments in publicly traded equities when an influential position in the management of an attractive company can be established. It was founded in 1994 and is based in Washington, District of Columbia with additional offices across North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. Darby Overseas Investments, Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of Franklin Resources Inc.

Rafael Castello



Burak Dalgin



David Hudson

Senior MD


Nicole Inui



Nicholas Kabcenell



Jaime Salinas



Simon Sham


15 past transactions


Private Equity Round in 2019
BIOPAS is a biopharmaceutical company that provides innovative and exceptional products and services for unmet health needs of the Latin American population.


Private Equity Round in 2003
Sysgold wireless solutions, such as (CRM) and (SFA) , automate and increase the efficiency of corporate processes.


Series D in 2008
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Venture Round in 2009
Electrogoes is a Brazilian power generation company that is creating new power plants utilizing both hydropower and bio-mass fueling.

Prestolite Electric

Venture Round in 2010
Prestolite Electric Incorporated is a global manufacturer and supplier of alternators, starters, other electrical equipment and services to the transportation, industrial and military industry. The Company was formed through the combination of a number of businesses whose manufacturing histories date back to the early 1900s, resulting in a long history of engineering excellence and innovative products. The Company's International presence provides customers with their application needs for products and service under the Prestolite Electric and Leece-Neville brand names. With manufacturing and distribution locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, China and Hong Kong; Prestolite Electric will serve the needs for the original equipment and aftermarket applications. A wide global network of distribution associates facilitates product availability, service support and vehicle electrical education to keep vehicles and equipment in the value added mode for the user.


Acquisition in 2014
STORENT, SIA operates as a construction and industrial equipment rental company in Baltic countries. It provides earthmoving equipment, telescopic handlers and forklifts, aerial lifts and working platforms, scaffolding equipment, aluminum towers and ladders, ground tightening and compaction equipment, reinforced bar proceeding equipment, concrete equipment, air compressors and air tools, generators and electrical equipment, welding machines, power tools, heaters and dehumidifiers, cleaning equipment, hydraulic equipment, pumps, leveling and measuring equipment, site units, containers and WC, mobile fences, other tools, and autocranes.

BRA Transportes Aereos

Private Equity Round in 2007
BRA Transportes Aéreos operates as a domestic airline company in Brazil. It provides passenger services from São Paulo and various international routes that includes Lisbon-Portela, Madrid-Barajas, and Milan-Malpensa. BRA Transportes Aereos also operates charter flights to Rome-Fiumicino, Cologne/Bonn, Buenos Aires, and Córdoba. It began operation in 1999, with its headquarters in Sao Paulo in Brazil.

SFO Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Private Equity Round in 2011
SFO Technologies Pvt. Ltd. offers electronic manufacturing services. It offers manufacturing services in the areas of digital electronics, RF/microwave assemblies, wire harnesses, fiber optics and optronics assemblies, power supplies and magnetic solutions, sheet metal/plastic enclosures, and high level product assemblies; and proto type, pilot production, and reliability and compliance testing services. The company also provides new product introduction services, such as DFM/DFT, component engineering, test engineering, test software development and test jig fabrication, process development, process documentation, production line set up and qualification, FMEA, proto part approval process, product qualification and manufacturing release, engineering change management, and obsolescence management. In addition, it offers software development services for various industry segments, which include embedded system development, industrial and process automation, aviation software, automotive software, enterprise solutions, insurance software integration, consumer electronics, medical instrumentation, broadband network management solutions, multimedia and networking, and security solutions; and post-sale support solutions. The company serves healthcare, communication and telecom, industrial, transportation, aerospace and defense, and energy sectors. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in Kochi, India with hardware and software facilities in Trivandrum, Cochin, Bengaluru, and Mysore, India; and the United States. SFO Technologies Pvt. Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of NeST Group.

Spring Global

Series C in 2008
Spring’s Command Center helps you sell more and outperform your competitors by leveraging Big Data analytics and artificial intelligence for better informed decision making and more effective planning, all in one dashboard. Don’t sell blind, tap Spring’s powerful analytics tools and actionable insights to make the most of your field sales efforts.

Escorts Limited

Post in 2007
Escorts is an engineering company operating in the sectors of agri-machinery, construction, and material handling equipment. It is a partner of choice for farming and construction equipment in India. Escorts has helped accelerate India’s socio-economic growth through its presence across high-growth sectors of agri-machinery, construction and material handling equipment and railway equipment. Escort was established in 1960.

Alta Rail Technology

Venture Round in 2013
Alta Rail Technology is a Brazilian supplier of technology products and services to railroads worldwide. The company helps improve operational safety and minimize the costs of accidents in the railway industry. It also develops sophisticated cost and pricing algorithms to enhance financial results and acquires business intelligence to detect operational gaps and improve operational planning. The company originated from the merger in 2013 of three rail technology companies, ALL Rail Tech, Daiken, and Engesis. The company is based in Colombo, Brazil.


Series C in 2007
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Satélite Distribuidora de Petróleo

Venture Round in 2004
SATÉLITE Distribuidora de Petróleo SA owns and operates a chain of gas stations under the brand name SAT where it engages.


Series B in 2006
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Venture Round in 2005
Certisign is a certifying authority that offers solutions for digital identification and innovation reference. Associates attitudes are ethical and based on commitment, customer focus, reliability, safety, and always being ahead. Processes are examined internally and externally. Certisign contributes to a more sustainable world because technology enables the migration of physical processes to digital and because of the development of digital certification. Certisign was founded 1996 and is based in São Paulo, Brazil.