Guiding principles

 

PARTNER UP WITH AN EXPERIENCED ENTREPRENEUR, MANAGEMENT TEAM AND/OR STRATEGIC PARTNER

  • Each part plays a specific role in the partnership
  • We value our partners’ competencies and experience
  • We act as a “hands-on” shareholder

 

INVEST IN A BUSINESS PLAN

  • Value creation (investment’s profitability) is based on revenue growth (organic and inorganic), operational improvements (process standardization and automation), business sustainability (organizational structure, corporate governance, IT systems) and lowering the cost of capital (business risk reduction, capital structure optimization)
  • The objective is to at least duplicate the EBITDA in 4 years

 

ALIGN MANAGEMENT’S INTEREST THROUGH EQUITY COMPENSATION SCHEMES

  • Stock options, earn out, co-investment, among others

 

DEFINED EXIT STRATEGY

  • Thorough analysis of exit opportunities is performed before investing
  • Profitability analysis is projected using the same exit multiple as the acquisition multiple