Unlike most traditional private equity firms, our management team has participated directly in the development, growth and ultimate sale of several highly successful companies. Our goal with each investment is to ensure that the management team has the strategy, capital and resources needed to compete successfully. We encourage informed risk taking, believe that accomplishments should be celebrated, and that the inevitable mistakes should be viewed from a “lessons learned” perspective. And finally, as a key aspect to our entrepreneurial philosophy and success, we believe that each management team should be provided an opportunity to share in the equity of the business they oversee.