Strategic Public Equity is based on an approach which significantly reduces company specific risk within a focused portfolio by adopting a value investment philosophy and private equity-style techniques and due diligence, including an investment committee that draws on the expertise of a distinguished and experienced advisory group with industrial and private equity backgrounds.
The Manager, Gresham House Asset Management, will seek to provide growth and acquisition capital alongside significant block stake investments in primarily smaller public companies.
The private equity techniques applied to investing in public companies ensure a rigorous and deep understanding of each investment. This sits alongside an approach of considerably higher levels of engagement with stakeholders (management, shareholders, advisers, customers, competitors) and influence in support of a clear equity value creation plan which results in a de-risking of investment. This approach invests with a 3-5 year horizon and whilst short-term volatility exists, the risk to permanent capital should be reduced due to several factors:
- Investment philosophy (value-bias)
- Private equity style, diligence process
- Significant and constructive engagement with management and influence
- A clear equity value creation plan and identified catalysts