We partner with the right teams. We deploy our experience side-by-side with the client's team to help identify "what's next" and "how do we get there" in a manner that strengthens and supports an entrepreneurial culture that fosters quick, practical decision making in the face of uncertainty and very limited resources. We believe in a hands-on approach and a seamless interface with management.
We develop a basic framework on which to build and grow an enterprise over the long term - a "road map" - that evolves over time and addresses the competitive realities of products, market segments and customers at an appropriate level. Our goal is to blend the best and the most durable elements of the current strategy and tactics with a new view of the future and an improved approach to implementation.
We're not a bank or a pure private equity investor; we have no internal imperative to "deploy capital." But if capital is needed to grow, develop or transition a client's business, our network includes external sources of capital that understand the operating challenges of smaller enterprises and can provide creative solutions to financing needs over the long term. In certain cases, through outright acquisition or partial equity investment, we can become financial partners with the company's management team and share in the rewards of ownership.