Partners in Business
We believe that being a shareholder in a private company requires genuine partnership between the business owner, management and investor. It’s a partnership that works irrespective of shareholding percentage. And it's more than a simple financial transaction. It’s about having common goals and a desire to create significant wealth for shareholders. More on partners in business...
What can we do?
We invest in companies that are privately owned, have a profitable track record, a professional management team, and a competitive approach.
- We generally invest equity of between $10m - $60m
- These companies will generally have annual revenues of $30m - $200m
- We will invest in both minority or majority shareholdings
- We are flexible in the way we invest and work with business owners
The common perception of what’s become known collectively as private equity is that all investors have the same style and business model. But the reality is very different.
Some investors follow a “leverage model”, relying on debt to produce financial returns. This can be successful over short periods of the economic cycle but it doesn’t work forever. Some investors are “control” focussed but that only works if you’re also running the company.
Our returns come from investing in growth creating permanent value. We invest and become partners with owners and management running good companies and we act the same whether we are a 20% shareholder or an 80% shareholder.