With the proliferation of private equity firms in the market, reputation is critical. We invest for the long run, beyond our ownership period.
We stand behind our companies and the management teams with whom we partner, providing each with a unique combination of capital, strategic guidance, tactical support, and entrepreneurial freedom.
Family has always been an important part of our culture and the reason why our office is near where we live: outside New York City, not in it. Beyond our immediate family, we take pride in the deep relationships we have developed with our management teams and board members.
Selling a business is personal and time-consuming. You don’t want to go through the long process of preparation to find out the investor you’ve selected doesn’t share your growth vision, or doesn’t care about your business, your employees, or your family’s legacy.
You want to work with a partner that will be as invested as you are in sustainable long-term growth.
This is not a decision to be taken lightly.
Industry dynamics drive superior returns
Since our founding in 1997, we’ve done our own industry research. We don’t rely on consultants because understanding industry dynamics and how a business fits in its industry is critical to any investment.
We believe this unique approach in middle market private equity is both a critical differentiator of our process and brand, and a major driver of our track record.
Our in-house industry research allows us to ascribe full value to businesses and growth opportunities, make rapid decisions, and make more aggressive investments in our companies
Providing resources to drive profitable growth
Our management teams run the businesses; our role is to be the resource. To accelerate and sustain growth in our companies, we invest aggressively, provide guidance and support, and let entrepreneurs be entrepreneurs: taking risks to succeed and grow the business for the long run.
We seek successful companies capable of significant growth, whether organic or through acquisition, led by talented managers who seek a partner to help their business reach its full potential.
We don’t flip businesses, we build stronger businesses.