We believe that certain businesses can be built into industry-leading companies. This process requires not only the right partners and value-add services, but also patient and flexible capital. Unlike most traditional private equity funds, Highcrest’s capital is primarily from family offices and is structured in a way that drives the firm’s long-term investment approach.
Our investment approach is determined by what is best for businesses while optimizing for long-term value creation for all investors and shareholders. This practice differentiates us from other investment firms which may make investment decisions based on a firm’s funding needs or other competing factors.
Family Office Roots
Highcrest’s approach to long-term value creation traces its roots to its initial fund backed by selective family-office investment groups and our own capital. This structure helped to further instill a culture of a long-term view and partnership that are usually found in investments from family offices or high net-worth individuals.
Since then, we have continued to build upon this family-office heritage with most of our current capital still coming from large family investment groups and offices. We understand the importance of maintaining a similar culture and core values in all of our investing activities. We seek to partner with like-minded people that share our values including high integrity, hard work, teamwork, and social and community awareness.
Our long-term approach also strengthens our partnership with management and aligns our common interests through the life a deal.
When we acquire a company, we understand the unique challenges businesses face in these situations; we have the flexibility to tailor our investments for what is best for management and the company.
During our ownership, our collaborative approach empowers management to operate the business while benefiting from a strong partner for strategic, financial, analytical and operational support. We then work closely with management teams to determine the right time to realize investments.
We are careful in selecting all of our partners in order to ensure that all parties are working towards the same long-term goals.