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Proprietary Investments

Catapult makes various proprietary investments using its strict investment philosophy.

As an investor we have demonstrated our expertise in identifying rewarding opportunities, and our ethos naturally aligns us with the interests of management.  Our investment thesis is centred around management buy outs and investing in the key decision makers of the company.  We recognise management have full information and know the business risks and opportunities better than the corporate vendor.

Key Attributes of Target Companies

    • Strong incentivised management team whose interests are directly aligned with shareholders
    • Exposure to an industry with favourable medium to long term fundamentals
    • Operations in industry with high barriers to entry and/or possession of a strong competitive advantage
    • Clear and defined exit strategy for shareholders – “invest to divest:
    • Strong cash generation metrics

Structure

    • Strong preference to acquire new or existing ordinary shares and maintain a clean capital structure
    • Alternative investment options (eg preferred equity or convertible notes) may be considered in exceptional circumstances only

Type

    • Management buy-outs (MBOs) – preferred investment type
    • Management buy-ins (MBIs)
    • Special situations
    • “Active” infrastructure assets

If you are the owner of a potential investee company looking to divest or requiring capital, please contact us.