Business partners: We do not run companies but rather rely on our management teams to do so. We operate at a board and strategic level, with an active understanding of the risks, drivers and opportunities of a business. Our decades of experience investing in lower middle market companies enables us to actively participate in the value creation process.

Direct and candid communication: We believe in direct and open communications with our management teams and business partners. We understand the challenges companies at times face and timely, transparent communications leads to efficient and effective decision making.

Small team of senior level professionals: Our team is primarily comprised of senior level investment professionals with decades of investing experience. We do not have third party investment committees and the ultimate decision makers are intimately involved throughout the entire investment process.

Philosophy of ownership: We are the largest investors in each of our private equity investments and so we think and act like owners. We are patient, experienced investors and believe companies need to continually invest — even at the expense of short-term earnings — in order to grow, thrive and create long term shareholder value.