Marlow’s private equity activities have a mid
market buy-out mandate. We look to partner with managers of sound,
cash generative companies, providing capital and strategic resources
to accelerate growth and improve operations. Our investment
philosophy is to build exceptional businesses alongside proven
entrepreneurs. Marlow has an established, highly disciplined and
active investment management approach to sourcing, structuring,
monitoring and exiting from investments.
Marlow has a well-developed approach to
identifying and executing investments that involves extensive due
diligence, strong expertise in transaction structuring and
financing, a focus on strategic and operational improvements, and
the creation of partnerships. Only a handful or potential
transaction opportunities ultimately become portfolio investments.
The core investment principles of our private equity business are:
We seek to identify companies with stable cash
flows that can be purchased at the right price.
Pro-active Investment Approach
We look to play an active role in all portfolio
investments, and work closely with the managers of portfolio
companies to add real value to the businesses.
In all cases, Marlow executes transactions with
the full support of the company that we look to invest in.
Alignment of Interests
We recognise the importance of aligning Marlow’s
interests with those of our investors. On each portfolio investment
we partner with senior managers, who also invest their own capital
in the business.
Preference for Exclusivity
We focus on the development of transactions that
are exclusive to Marlow.
Marlow has built its record of success on the
integrity of its dealings with portfolio companies, partners,
shareholders and regulators. Our Advisory Board and management
believe that appropriate corporate governance practices are
essential for the effective management of our business and value
creation for our partners.