We believe that people, not capital, are the primary ingredient to any successful private equity investment. Accordingly, we seek to invest in companies with experienced, committed management teams and an exciting or unique market opportunity which offers excellent growth potential.
The long, demanding process of building value in a business ultimately rests in the hands of the management teams we back. Their experience, judgement and long hours will be the most critical element in getting the job done. We, however, are often able to provide management assistance to add value to the business building process. Once we have made an investment, we do everything possible to help ensure the success of each portfolio company as we have an “invested” interest to do so.
We feel strongly that in order for this blend of private equity and management talent to be successful, we must find management teams with whom a genuine partnership attitude can be developed.
We welcome being called upon by management to provide ongoing assistance in most any situation. Not every venture will require the same degree of assistance, but we take very seriously our commitment to help KVCI portfolio companies grow and prosper. Building a strong working relationship between management and investors is not only mutually satisfying but is usually a key to a company’s success and the ultimate achievement of our mutual objectives.