No two Abris transactions are alike. We always strive to be flexible and opportunistic in our investing approach. However, an important prerequisite is the ability to grow value over the course of our targeted investment period – typically from 3 to 5 years.
We seek investments in enterprises that have an established market position and the clear means to maintain and grow their business in existing or new markets. This could be through expansion, acquisitions or through strategic and operational changes.
Our typical equity investment ranges between €20 million and €60 million, although we do consider larger investments in partnership with our institutional investors.
We add value to our portfolio by working in close partnership with the acquired companies’ management teams to continuously refine strategy and operations.
Additionally, we combine our own in-house expertise with specialist external advisers to help our businesses define and strengthen their competitive advantage, thereby increasing their earnings growth potential.
We expect our collaboration with management to be constructive and frequent, and to take place both formally through Board representation and informally, as appropriate.
To align our own interests and those of the management teams, we typically create equity participation schemes that allow them to share in the financial rewards they help to build.