AFLG Investments invests in companies where we believe we can create substantial value for the future.
- We work hand in hand with the management teams to build their businesses into great companies and achieve their high level potential. When you partner with us, you gain access to strategic guidance and insight on the issues and opportunities to help support further growth.
Portfolio Support Team
We believe value creation is enhanced if the strategy is implemented quickly. Our Portfolio Support Team provides expertise to management during the initial ownership phase to achieve rapid implementation of value creation initiatives plans, sourcing and organization of temporary resources, application of business tools and best practices, and general project management. This way, the team helps management make more informed decisions and capture value more quickly.
To enhance our own operational capabilities, we have developed relationships with senior industry executives, or Operating Partners, who act as independent advisors to AFLG Investments Private Equity and the companies in which we invest. These executives, typically former CEOs, work alongside our sector teams and management to support the development of businesses through their industry knowledge, operational know-how, leadership experience and contact networks. As chairmen or supervisory board members, they help drive the growth and improvements that generate higher sales and earnings at our portfolio companies.
We are an active investor who seeks to build a collaborative relationship with management teams. We typically sit on the company’s board and are involved in developing and overseeing strategy. We do not take part in day-to-day operations, however, as we believe it is the role of the leadership team.
Working with management, our Portfolio Support Team and Advisory Committee, we develop a value creation plan that identifies specific actions to help a company realize its full potential. We bring to the partnership sector knowledge and often first-hand experience working with businesses in similar situations. Through our international networks, we offer access to market intelligence, industry experts and general business contacts that can support a company’s development.
We can also assist with a variety of growth initiatives, including:
- Product/service line development
- International expansion
- Acquisitions and divestitures
- Strategic alliances
- Offshore manufacturing
- Technology and product sourcing
- Channel development
Through this resource-intensive, operational approach, we seek to accelerate revenue and earnings increases at companies during our ownership and position them for long-term growth well beyond our time as an investor.