Why The Freedom Group?
Freedom is also different in how we view our investment horizons. We are long-term investors that maintain a buy and hold philosophy and seek to add value over extended periods of time. We adhere to a disciplined and conservative approach when evaluating investment opportunities and at the core of this approach is a “patient investor” that is focused on building and growing with companies over time. We are not focused on making short-term changes to improve value for a quick sale or “flip”.
We also consider two other elements of a business: 1) its go-to-market strategy; and 2) internal operating and administrative processes. During our review of a potential acquisition target, we frequently observe that many lower or middle-market companies have limited infrastructure, such as management processes and systems, to support growth. We view this as a natural part of a company’s growth and are willing to invest in companies that have immature or developing processes or management systems. Some of these areas may include weak financial controls, reporting, accounting systems and processes, human resources management and development, information technology systems, manufacturing processes, sales and marketing processes and strategic processes.
Every transaction is different and typically has a unique set of circumstances, requirements or conditions. As we begin discussions on a transaction we strive to understand the sellers’ needs or objectives in an acquisition. With this information it is our hope that we will be able to structure a transaction that is balanced and would be mutually beneficial to all of the parties involved or to all stakeholders.
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