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What We Do

Our firm builds on decades of experience in traditional merchant banking, honing successful businesses and investments, finds the untapped value in companies, and helps them prosper through our process and domain approach.

We believe that every business, and every portfolio of businesses, can be made more valuable.


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Process Experts

We believe real expertise should be used to help improve every company. Our team has over 500 years of process and domain experience which means we have probably already been through any situation you are facing and can help.

If you are pushing to make your business or portfolio as successful as possible then it is inevitable you will need help. There is a stigma around ‘needing help’ but we believe that it should be embraced and overcome, with the right help and ultimately result in being in a better position. Even experienced mountain climbers use Sherpas.

We offer the following services in which we apply our centuries of experience and have a strong track record of success. As desired we can also integrate impact into any of our services through our Impact Performance Model.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mid-market sell side mandates to strategic buyers including those centering around deep intellectual property. Collectively we have completed more than 500 transactions.

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Assessments

In the trenches perspective to provide a complete review from independent, senior operators. We have assisted hundreds of companies in reviewing their operations by providing objective insight and go forward options.

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Corporate Advisory

We apply our deep domain and process expertise to provide unparalleled insight, support and service in various situations. We have advised numerous companies as well as some of the largest PE and VC firms including one in the diligence for the largest ever Series A financing of a Biotech startup.

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Operational Services

Full C-suite of executives who have decades of experience and apply rigorous process expertise to every operational engagement. Our team has executed hundreds of operational mandates resulting in significant value being recognized.

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Fund Advisory Services

We offer a full range of fund advisory services to private equity and venture capital fund as well as family offices and fundless sponsors supporting the work they do and their portfolio companies.

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Asset Management

We manage assets for some of the largest insurance companies, commercial banks and institutional investors in the world. We also manage our own proprietary funds.

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When we can help

For 30 years we have been protecting, creating, enhancing, salvaging and realizing value in individual companies as well as portfolios at every stage of their lifecycle, so we can help you too. We are engaged by clients who face these types of situations:

Company is operating materially off-plan
Company is at a strategic fork in the road
Company is ready to be sold or wants to get read
Intervention has been mandated for company
Abrupt departure of key management
Salvaging or restoring value is required
Deep scientific and technical domain expertise is required
Company failing to create appropriate value for all stakeholders
Board looking for a third party assessment
Market analysis required to determine next steps
Having difficulty executing on time
Business is stagnant
Underperforming portfolio or zombie fund
Supplemental or alternative general partner needed
Non traditional alternative asset management solution is needed
Selling or licensing intellectual property is required
Need help building brand awareness
Company looking to acquire another company


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Domain Expertise

Our unique platform leverages our unparallelled experience across select sectors. We have resident domain experts in five broad domains. Our model pairs one or more of our resident domain experts with a process expert for each engagement. This allows for unprecedented insight into each industry, understanding of the market dynamics as well as direct access to key strategics and influences.

We have built relevant and critical skills and expertise in all areas of growth, development and creating liquidity events throughout the lifecycle of early and mid market enterprises in each of these domains.

While we focus in six domain areas we do also work in other sectors in certain situations.

Agriculture & Food

The Agriculture and Food sector is led by innovation and new technologies. In such a vital and constantly changing industry you need the right experts to help you when you come to a fork in the road. We offer a proprietary methodology whereby we can support and add value to Agriculture and Food companies (and their stakeholders) at every stage from start-up to exit.

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Health & Life Sciences

The Health & Life Sciences sector boasts some of the most promising and potentially rewarding early stage companies today. Our industry knowledge paired with our deep experience offer significant value add to your company or investment at any stage of its lifecycle.

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Environmental Technologies

The Environmental Technologies sector is very complex, both scientifically and technically. Understanding the science behind innovations and the requirements to bring them to market are key. Our proprietary methodology allows us to support and add value to environmental technologies companies (and their stakeholders) at every stage of their lifecycle.

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Industrials

The Industrials sector maintains an important role in the business ecosystem. Some of these fundamental businesses are undergoing significant changes and we can help. Our proprietary methodology adds value to Industrials companies (and their stakeholders) at every stage from start-up to exit.

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Information & Communication Technology

The Information & Communications Technology sector provides the innovation that allows almost every company to grow. We can support and add value to ICT companies (and their stakeholders) at every stage from start-up to exit.

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