Investment Strategy

Debt and equity investments across control and non-control transactions 

The flexibility of our investment mandate is a key differentiator for management teams and co-investors. We can invest in a range of securities, including equity, subordinated debt or some combination of the two. Unlike other capital providers, there is no predetermined formula for the equity and debt split, which allows us to customize a capital structure suited to each investment.

Transaction Types

Control Transactions
We take a majority stake in the company and serve as the financial sponsor:
  • The typical structure includes a one-stop junior capital solution composed of an equity and subordinated debt investment by BBH.
  • This is an attractive option to owner-operators focused on the certainty of close that comes with one junior capital provider.

 

Minority/Non-Control Transactions
We are the lone institutional investor with a minority stake in an owner-operated business, otherwise a significant minority investor in a business with institutional investors seeking an additional financial partner:
  • We typically structure investments as straight preferred or common equity, or some combination of equity and subordinated debt.
  • Our investments are ideal for family-owned or privately held businesses in need of capital but seeking to retain economic control.
 
Partnering with Operating Executives or Other Investors
  • We provide a mix of equity and subordinated debt to a family investment office or fundless sponsor with an existing portfolio company or new investment opportunity that requires a primary capital provider.
  • We back executives with capital to complete a management or leveraged buyout of a business identified by the executive or us.

In minority/non-control transactions and when partnering with operating executives or investors, our capital supports management buyouts, growth, recapitalizations, venture-backed companies whose investor base may have varying liquidity goals or investors seeking capital for partial liquidity and/or growth.

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