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Investment and Advisory

Real Estate | Infrastructure | Extractives

Independent growth, governance and transaction support services to local and international investors and businesses in emerging markets, combining world-class expertise and in-depth local knowledge

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Latitude Five Services

What we can do for you

The Latitude Five team has thorough knowledge of corporate development and structured finance, and decades of experience as financiers, lawyers and advisers. This includes in-depth expertise in title and commercial negotiations, complex corporate and financing transactions in emerging and frontier markets and management of high-stakes transitions. 

We offer a comprehensive portfolio of services - contact us now to find out what we can do for you.

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Business Development

Market Entry and Expansion

International businesses looking to set foot or develop in emerging markets
Market entry and monitoring, opportunity analysis, stakeholder mapping, relationship building

Providing operators with information and contacts to build and implement successful engagement and growth strategies, identifying and realising commercial opportunities and partnerships

About Us

Latitude Five is an investment and advisory firm operating in emerging markets and focusing primarily on high-growth sectors and areas of expertise of the founding partners, each having more than twenty years of professional experience in real estate, infrastructure, mining and minerals as well as private equity, in Europe and emerging markets. In service of its clients, Latitude Five engages with a global network of advisers and specialised firms in each of the countries where it operates, and often acts as cultural interface as well as technical and strategy advisers to transaction participants and decision-makers.

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Our Values

At Latitude Five we believe in

  • providing services to the highest standards, whatever the circumstances, and always seeking to propose the best combination of skills and access to achieve this, including through assignment-specific partnerships;

  • executing assignments in an open and transparent manner, allowing clients to be fully aware of work undertaken, contacts pursued and results achieved, through systematic reporting and constant coordination;

  • respecting the sensitive nature of client transactions and assignments, complying with all principles of confidentiality and discretion in communication with and on behalf of clients and with data security procedures;

  • adhering to a strict code of conduct and the highest ethical standards: we are committed to fighting corruption and supporting good governance in all our actions and Latitude Five is subject to the strictest anti-bribery regulation, the UK Bribery Act, and implements internal anti-bribery and anti-corruption policies applicable to and by all employees, consultants and associates; and

  • participating in events, publications and initiatives promoting the countries and sectors we are dedicated to, developing and disseminating best practices and strengthening know how.

The Team

Latitude Five draws on a network of contacts and associated firms to provide coverage across emerging markets,
extensive access to information and opportunities and the most appropriate client solutions.
The basis of our success is the experience and ambition of our people -if you want to make a difference,
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Real Estate and Urban Infrastructure

Ivan Cornet is managing partner of Latitude Five where he is in charge of Real Estate and Urban Infrastructure.

Ivan assists international and local investors active in emerging markets, providing market intelligence, identifying off market opportunities and structuring, executing and managing commercial and financial transactions.

With more than twenty-five years of real estate and structured finance experience in Europe and emerging markets as a lawyer, an investor and a financier, Ivan has extensive practice in underwriting and executing complex, structured transactions in real estate and infrastructure, and a complete understanding of the specificities of emerging and frontier markets. Transactions have included acquisitions, asset sales, construction and renovation financing, refinancing and joint ventures.

Ivan Cornet is a Chartered Surveyor (MRCIS) with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and a member of the RICS World Regional Board for the Middle East and Africa. He holds a business law degree and a Master in European Business law (LL.M) from the University of Brussels, an INSEAD Master in Business Administration (MBA) and an Islamic Finance Qualification from CISI (London) and Ecole Supérieure des Affaires (Beirut). He is called to the bar in Brussels and Paris.

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