Potential Partners

Our investment philosophy: the "John West principle"


John West famously used the slogan "it's the fish we reject that make us the best". Nowhere is this more important than in the world of Private Equity investments.

According to Ernst & Young, over 20% of investors in Australian Private Equity fail to recover the initial capital they invested. In other words one in five funds fail to break even for their investors - let alone achieve a great return.

And how does this occur? Because a high proportion of businesses that partner with Private Equity get severely damaged or destroyed!

At Teaminvest Private we regard that as completely unacceptable. All our investments have to pass a series of rigorous tests to ensure that we follow what Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger of Berkshire Hathaway famously call Rule 1 of investing: 'Don't lose money'.

Before we partner with any business it must pass a series of tough financial hurdles, rigorous examination by our investment committee, a full day investigation by all our investors and a three week due diligence process. Only then can we be virtually certain that the investment is the right one for us.

Just as importantly though we need to know that we are the right fit for your business.

So what do we look for?

Unlike many Private Equity groups we are not limited to specific industries. However to be a potential partner a business needs to meet four key criteria:
  • The business has a minimum five year operating history;
  • The business has strong moats and manageable risks;
  • We believe we can add value to the business; and
  • Most importantly: management is already in place and wants to partner with Teaminvest Private.

What next?


If you think you would like to be a part of our family we would love to hear from you: very few businesses make it to the final stage, but for those that do we know we can add real value.

 
could you be a potential partner?
find out more about our process

At Teaminvest Private we are always on the look-out for great new partner companies.

If you think you have a great business, and want to partner with a team of highly knowledgeable investors please get in touch by completing the form below.