HOW WE INVEST
Our investment philosophy is the result of the extensive industry experience of the firm’s leadership and the insights of world-leading academic and professional studies.
Our Core Beliefs
Effective corporate strategy is the key determinant of business success.
In a world of ever-intensifying competition, innovative strategies are critical to success. Followers get left behind or made redundant.
Innovative products and services drive market share gains, higher product pricing and superior shareholder returns.
Our Five Key Questions
1. How special are the company’s products and services? Do they provide the business with a sustainable competitive advantage?
2. How big is the opportunity? Is it global, regional, national? How fast is the industry space growing?
3. How good is management?
4. Can growth accelerate?
5. Can the business outperform investors’ expectations and drive the share price materially higher?
We Look for Three Types of Companies
Profitable businesses possessing a multi-year competitive advantage.
Participate in large, often global markets which are growing faster than GDP.Typical market cap >$300m.
We target an investment return profile of 20% + pa over several years.
Approximately 50-60% of our investments.
Companies which are early in their life cycle, not yet necessarily profitable.
Possessing a clear competitive advantage and strong pathway to growth.
Typical market cap $25m - $300m.
We target businesses with a pathway to +100% investment return.
Up to 30% of our investments.
Otherwise good quality businesses where the share price has meaningfully declined owing to a “fixable” strategic error.
Typical market cap >$300m.
Targeted investment return profile; +100%.
Around 10% of our investments.