Corporate Investment - North America & Europe
We look for investment opportunities in mid-sized companies with capable managers, strong cash flows, prominent positions in their industries, a robust track record and potential for growth.
What we look for
Our focus on mid-sized companies is deliberate. These are the types of companies whose values we feel we can increase the most within our target holding period of between three and seven years.
We focus on four areas where our expertise and relationships give us proprietary insight and an edge in sourcing, screening and winning the best deals. These areas are:
- Growth industrials and distribution
- Business services
- Consumer and retail
- Media and education
How we build value
Our operating model provides active management and support using a mixture of financial, operational and strategic expertise.
Since our earliest transactions, we have been noted for the constructive assistance we offer to the teams that manage the companies in which we invest. We have always recognized that we can actively assist managers to build their businesses. We do this by giving them access to the wide range of in-house strategic and operational resources that our team, and its varied mix of skills and experience, provides.
In addition, our advisory directors are available to work in partnership with companies when needed. This might be to help assess the strategic direction of their businesses, identify new business opportunities, propose ideas for cash flow improvement, provide leadership advice or evaluate add-on opportunities.
Our track record in increasing the value of a broad spectrum of companies, thereby providing superior returns to our investors, shows the success of our approach.