More Than Just A Financial Partner
Oakridge prides itself on being able to provide its partner companies more than just access to long-term capital. Oakridge's principals bring a breadth of managerial experience and a professional network to ensure our businesses have access to the resources they need to thrive:
Long-Term, Patient Capital
We don't have a near-term requirement to return capital to our investors. In fact, our investors support our vision of growing with our portfolio companies for years to come. This means we can focus on the long-term strategic goals of our companies, not simply on achieving near-term financial gains. This also means we are able to use debt conservatively - we don't want to jeopardize a strong investment opportunity by introducing undue risk in the capital structure.
Fundamental Focus Is On People
Simply put, we are targeting businesses with the right people. We're looking for strong, passionate management teams who we can trust. We believe a business is only as good as its employees, and we are looking to partner with people who share our values: honesty, integrity, and accountability. We also know how challenging it is to replace highly-skilled team members, which is why we aim to provide extremely competitive compensation packages, aligning the interests of all team members and stakeholders.
Our preference is to work with owners for a period of time post-acquisition, depending on their personal situation and desired level of involvement. That said, we are also prepared to provide existing owners with a clean exit and will work hard with the remaining management team to pick up from where they’ve left off.
Access To New Resources, As Necessary
In addition to capital to fund continued investment in operations, our industry experience and professional network will allow us to bring in new human capital, if required, to drive continued growth and continuous improvement at our partner businesses.
Significant Transaction Flexibility
Oakridge will work with you to explore deal structures that accommodate your particular situation, taking into account tax planning initiatives, liquidity needs, and any other relevant considerations.