Business Owners

We provide founding families and owners of closely held businesses the opportunity to be remunerated for their life’s work, and the opportunity to see their legacy grow under new leadership that seeks to align interests to grow the company to the next level.

Business Owners We provide founding families and owners of closely held businesses the
opportunity to be remunerated for their life's work, and the opportunity to see
their legacy grow under new leadership that seeks to align interests to grow the
company to the next level.
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Investment Strategy

We are committed to honoring the proud legacy of the companies that we acquire, and ensuring a smooth ownership transition.

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Alignment of Interests

We understand the unique dynamics of small businesses and the challenges and uncertainties that these businesses face in times of transition. We strive to develop a common vision for growth with the management team and key employees in place, and to align incentives accordingly to foster a shared vision for success.

Operational Expertise

Our deep operational expertise and access to a broad array of resources allows us to focus on what we do best: Making good businesses better. Our strategy is predicated taking a long-term approach, focusing on operational excellence, processes, people and growth opportunities that strengthen the core business and maximize value over time.

An Alternative to Private Equity

By acting as both investor and operator, we offer a compelling alternative to founding families and business owners considering a sale of their companies versus traditional PE and strategic acquirers. We work collaboratively with owners to preserve legacy. You’ve built a great business, we will grow and expand that business to maximize its value.

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A Seamless Deal Process

By fostering sustainability, inspiring our people, and exercising good governance, we are able to improve our companies’ impact on our communities.

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Our
Insights

Our most recent thoughts on the issues that matter most in business and management. You can view our strategic insights; short provocative pieces that we write as food for thought for our clients.

Perspective
Coronavirus: Prospering through the Crisis: How organizations can respond.
November 11, 2020
In 2018, private equity funds managed by Blackstone – together with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and GIC – acquired a majority stake in Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk business, now known as Refinitiv. Refinitiv is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, providing leading data and insights, trading platforms and open data and technology platforms that connect communities of trading, investment, financial and corporate professionals.
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To sell or not to sell: Selling your Business in the COVID era.
August 28, 2020
In 2018, private equity funds managed by Blackstone – together with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and GIC – acquired a majority stake in Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk business, now known as Refinitiv. Refinitiv is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, providing leading data and insights, trading platforms and open data and technology platforms that connect communities of trading, investment, financial and corporate professionals.
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Organizational Structure: Rethinking and Rebuilding yours.
October 11, 2020
In 2018, private equity funds managed by Blackstone – together with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and GIC – acquired a majority stake in Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk business, now known as Refinitiv. Refinitiv is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, providing leading data and insights, trading platforms and open data and technology platforms that connect communities of trading, investment, financial and corporate professionals.
Industry Insights
Emerging tech trends shaping The future of business
September 05, 2020
In 2018, private equity funds managed by Blackstone – together with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and GIC – acquired a majority stake in Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk business, now known as Refinitiv. Refinitiv is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, providing leading data and insights, trading platforms and open data and technology platforms that connect communities of trading, investment, financial and corporate professionals.
Industry Insights
Business Process Automation: Trends 2021
October 30, 2020
In 2018, private equity funds managed by Blackstone – together with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and GIC – acquired a majority stake in Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk business, now known as Refinitiv. Refinitiv is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, providing leading data and insights, trading platforms and open data and technology platforms that connect communities of trading, investment, financial and corporate professionals.
Industry Insights
Technology: Major global challenges Technology can solve
October 30, 2020
In 2018, private equity funds managed by Blackstone – together with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and GIC – acquired a majority stake in Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk business, now known as Refinitiv. Refinitiv is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, providing leading data and insights, trading platforms and open data and technology platforms that connect communities of trading, investment, financial and corporate professionals.