PARTNERS’ OWN, PRIVATE, LONGER TERM, FLEXIBLE CAPITAL, WITH RESPECT FOR THE FOUNDER
Founders invests with a view to owning and building businesses over a very long timeframe, with an explicit intention to own our investments indefinitely. We partner with minority owners, and we will also buy up to 100% of a business. As a group of experienced, private individuals, we can move quickly and provide flexible acquisition structure solutions. Our culture is family-oriented and entrepreneurial, and we ensure an ongoing respect for the founder and their legacy.
BALANCED TEAM WITH DEEP OPERATING KNOW-HOW & STRONG M&A CAPABILITIES
In contrast to family offices and financial buyers, Founders' senior team balances operating know-how with transaction and financing skills expected within a significant group of food companies. Founders' long experience as operators and M&A professionals has also allowed us to build a trusted network of operating talent, subject matter experts, and professional service providers. Less seasoned investors tend not to have as balanced a team or as strong networks.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE SECTOR FOCUS & EXPERTISE
We are narrowly focused on investing behind and growing businesses within the food and beverage sector. Our team continues to build upon a long track record of food and beverage sector experience, and our growing group provides new opportunities to build our know-how and insights.
30+ YEAR ACQUISITION & FINANCING TRACK RECORD
The partners at Founders have been making control investments in small and medium-sized companies for over 30 years, and have completed well over 80 investments in private companies. We run an efficient and targeted investment process, and our reputation can be easily referenced.