Knowledge

Our approach to investing sets us apart and enables us to build vibrant companies that generate sustained growth.
 
 
Singular Focus
We focus on one investment idea at a time, concentrating all of our efforts and resources on making that business the best it can be. We direct all of our attention to exploring complementary acquisitions aimed at enhancing growth prospects and creating synergies for a single business theme. Our singular focus strongly enhances the likelihood of realizing our two primary objectives: creating a scalable business which produces a successful outcome for all stakeholders, and providing a positive experience for all managers and key employees.

Attention to Detail
We do our homework so we can understand a company from both a conceptual and a practical perspective. We analyze a company’s current business and look for untapped potential. We evaluate present market conditions and anticipate future trends. We study management's specific goals, looking for new ideas and reconsidering past initiatives, in order to design innovative plans for future success.

Our investment professionals combine experience and creative thinking with quantitative ingenuity. We consider competitive analysis, market research, sales force optimization tools and other metrics used to evaluate operating efficiency. Our objective is to develop and refine an effective growth and operating plan for each of our businesses. This practical approach helps us recognize and uncover the unrealized potential that may be overlooked by other investors who tend to focus strictly on the numbers. It also enables us to help already successful management teams exploit new markets or employ the latest operating techniques.

Appreciating the Human Dimension
We often say, “We don’t invest in successful companies, we invest in successful management teams.” The human dimension in business is the one that truly makes the difference. That’s why we support strong, innovative entrepreneurs and executives in their passion to build market-leading companies.

We are convinced that if our management teams thrive, both professionally and financially, the overall business will be successful. We have a proven record of helping management teams grow their businesses faster and more profitably than would be possible without our involvement.

Visionary Approach
Once we understand a company’s business, we help craft a vision for future growth and expansion. Our experience, intellectual capital and financial wherewithal allow us to assist management in executing, and ultimately realizing, that vision. Our unique mix of creativity and practicality, art and science, inspiration and calculation sets us apart from other private equity groups.

Our portfolio companies have all benefited from this uncommon approach. Through our partnership, we help individual managers reach their personal, professional and financial goals.


  Singular Focus

Attention to Detail

Appreciating the Human Dimension

Visionary Approach