Focus drives success Focus your efforts on the two or three things that must be done to achieve superior performance (out-perform the competition).
One vision, one team The management team and key employees must have 100% commitment to the strategy and tactics behind the company's business plan, why they make sense, and are leading their employees accordingly.
Those who add the value should reap the rewards We believe in significant management and key employee stock ownership, targeting 20 - 40% of the company, through co-investments (on the same basis as ourselves) plus performance-based stock options.
Hire the best talent For every key position, hire the very best person available, who is committed to the vision and shares the same values as the company.
Victory goes to the quick and the nimble In the past, big companies pushed around the little companies. Today, the quick and nimble outmaneuver the slow.
Invest in what you know Invest only where we are able to bring more than just money to the table. Our business value-add will create more equity value than will our capital.
Buy businesses with buyers, not from sellers Invest in transactions where the existing owners and/or management team are enthusiastic about the company's prospects and are willing to invest a material amount of their potential sale proceeds or net worth into the company.
Make money with your partners not from them Ensure everyone's financial interests and incentives are fully aligned.
Integrity, trust, and respect These cultural values guide how we operate and how we interact with others at all times.