Former CEOs and senior executives with decades of international, cross sector operating experience
A seasoned transactional team including former CFOs and COOs
an integrated nova team through the life cycle of each investment
We are able to acquire all businesses a corporate or financial seller wants to divest in a single efficient transaction regardless of transactional complexity, geography or sector.
Our approach is versatile, sure-footed and responsive, drawing on substantial combined operational and investment expertise and experience.
REGARDLESS OF COMPLEXITY, GEOGRAPHY AND SECTOR
We follow through on our commitments and remain dedicated to working collaboratively and transparently with counterparties, stakeholders and their advisors.
OUR REPUTATION IS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE
Our proposition delivers specific benefits for
- Our operating DNA means that we have experienced the full spectrum of challenges that running a company can present, the day-to-day as well as the strategic and financial.
- We will listen and contribute with understanding and insight. We like to deal on a straightforward basis and speak plainly.
- We are also clear on the right balance and the boundaries. Running the company is management’s job and we do not micro-manage.
- We bring a wealth of resources to the businesses from our operating and investment professionals.
- This includes securing access to new capital, identifying synergistic acquisitions, best practice knowledge transfer, helping develop international markets, problem solving, assisting with disposals and sourcing additional management.
- We participate actively at Board level.
- Our aim is to collaborate with management to develop and refine the business strategy, deploy the resources needed to deliver the strategy rapidly and robustly and then optimise the exit.
- We work to engage and satisfy all stakeholders.
- We are responsible and experienced business owners.
- We seek to align and incentivise management.
sellers and their advisors
- We do not cherry pick the assets – all assets are sold in a single transaction.
- Robust, tailored transactions.
- Addresses seller bandwidth, capital and resourcing drag.
- Consistent with multiple individual divestitures.
- We see value in every asset.
- Valuation agreed up front.
- We do not price-chip.
- Highly responsive to sales process.
- Reliable and
- Targeted and streamlined diligence; minimum disruption.
- Sure-footed in negotiation.
- Workable carve-out plans.
- Robust supply agreements.
- Responsible and experienced business owners.
- Work to engage and satisfy stakeholders.
- Strategic partnership with two global investment funds providing $500m of equity capital for Nova transactions.
- Working with over 30 of the world’s leading equity and debt institutional investors since 2002.
- Proprietary and differentiated deal flow.
- Portfolio diversity, asset transparency, managed leverage.
- Complementary to other direct private equity holdings.
- Focused multi-asset acquisition strategy.
- Genuine operational capability, teamed with investment excellence.
- Multiple value creating levers.
- Attractive J-curve characteristics.
- Strong and stable team.
- Providing tailored exposure to
- Excellent reporting, transparent communication and deep relationships.
AND IS FOUNDED ON
THE DNA OF OUR FIRM
The balance in our business of operating and investment partners feeds our culture.
- Reliable – experienced and sure-footed.
- Trusted – known for our integrity, straight-talking and collaborative approach.
- Focused on delivery from the strategic to the tactical.
- Innovative and versatile.
- Global in outlook.
This sets us apart from many of our peers in the way we approach and negotiate with sellers, work with management, create value for investors and build an environment that allows us to attract, retain and motivate talented operational and investment professionals.