Our Unique Approach
Slingshot Partners apply their experiences from building and operating businesses to boost the operational performance of Slingshot portfolio companies. We believe that true value is created by optimizing operational performance, not through financial engineering.
The Slingshot Partners have experience operating and growing manufacturing, distribution and service businesses. As seasoned business operators, we understand the challenges of optimizing the growth and performance of businesses with limited resources. Slingshot Partners invest their operating expertise along with their capital to support sustainable growth and enhance the performance of Slingshot Portfolio companies.
Slingshot focuses on smaller investment opportunities often ignored by typical private equity groups. We are more interested in the quality of the opportunity than the size of the opportunity. We seek opportunities to champion the underdog and to develop raw potential.
Slingshot Capital was formed to provide a vehicle for Slingshot Capital’s principals to invest their personal capital, unlike many private equity groups that are formed primarily to allow private equity professionals to make money by investing the capital of others. Slingshot Partners expect to invest significant personal capital in each portfolio company.
Slingshot is patient and is not beholden to strict investment holding periods like many private equity firms. Slingshot believes in building companies that are worth owning. We do not subscribe to a “buy-and-flip” investment philosophy. Slingshot Capital seeks to increase the value of Slingshot portfolio companies by building on the pillars established by founders and boosting businesses to new heights by improving operational performance and generating sustainable growth. Slingshot Capital does not acquire companies in order to dismantle them and liquidate the pieces for a quick profit.
Slingshot Partners are authentic and honest. We are true to our word and honor our commitments.
Slingshot Partners are driven by a desire to boost operational performance, not boost our egos. We want to build great companies rather than build our personal name recognition.
Our Deal Structures
Slingshot Capital prefers to acquire controlling interests in businesses in order to have the greatest possible impact on portfolio companies. Slingshot Capital believes aligning management’s interests with investors through equity based incentive compensation programs creates the best environment to build value for the benefit of owners, management and all other stakeholders.