We empower success without limits.
In business the S-curve is used to represent the typical life cycle of
a company or a product.
The Success Curve ™
Every company’s reality.
Over time, companies and products transition from start up, to growth, to maturity, to decline, and eventually to obsolescence. A company may fail to achieve its full potential due to a number of reasons, including an incomplete management team, inadequate capitalization or competitors’ innovations. We often invest in a company to empower management to pursue a company’s initial growth opportunity.
Reinvent the business.
"Organizations should assume that their present strategies will need to be replaced within two or three years and that product life cycles are shorter than they were."
- John Handy, Age of Paradox
- S-curve management requires that an organization embrace change and innovation.
- Great, enduring companies have multiple S-curves.
- We refer to the process of partnering with management to generate a series of innovation opportunities as The Success Curve ™.
- Unlike most other private equity investors, we are able to make subsequent investments to fund cycles of innovation and growth; avoiding the natural reality of decline.
Catalyst for The Success Curve ™.
- Most private investors that fund a company at point "A" will be planning to exit at point "B" or point "C.", not to reinvest in the next S-curve.
- This exit mindset often causes the interests of management and investors to diverge.
- We provide long-term capital that is not tied to the typical, predetermined five- to seven-year exit.
- We partner with management to help a company achieve its potential.
- Our interest is aligned with management teams that desire to build exceptional businesses over time.