For us, partnership is more than a buzzword. We take our commitment to our business partners extremely seriously and have built a reputation for constructive dialogue, integrity and fair dealing.
Our focus on a relatively small number of outstanding situations ensures that we are closely aligned with management partners. And our strategic and operating orientation allows us to bring genuine value to the businesses in which we invest.
Calera has a history of investing alongside founders, families and management teams in their businesses. For every $2 that we have invested from our funds, we have had $1 invested alongside of us by our partners. This is a unique statistic in our industry. Our typical investment involves a founder, entrepreneur or management team that believes strongly in the future of their business, is looking to retain a significant ownership position, and is seeking the right partner to help them maximize both their legacy and the value of their ongoing ownership interest. We are enormously proud that we have been selected as the partner of choice in so many of these situations. We take pride in being the preferred partner for those seeking an investment firm with the skills, working style and experience to help them take their businesses to the next level.
We are focused on bringing strategic and operating insights and resources to build great businesses of enduring value. As a result, the vast majority of our historical returns have been driven by the earnings growth of our portfolio companies, rather than by relying on leverage and financial engineering.
Calera Capital offers a broad range of capital solutions for middle market companies.
A rigorous definition of strategy is the foundation of success of any business. Given the pressures of daily operations, it's often difficult for management to find the time for strategic planning. Calera helps through:
Calera has successfully supported our management partners in driving strong organic growth through:
Calera can assist in prioritizing operating plans that support strategy and long term goals.
Many businesses can drive long term value through strategic acquisitions supported by detailed integration planning. Calera can provide support through:
People are the heart of any businesses. Calera can assist in developing organizational strength through:
As a result of its broad perspective and involvement in many different businesses, Calera can bring a helpful perspective on management practices that are best in class.
Calera can help management teams construct a board that can be a thoughtful, cooperative and value enhancing resource.
Calera can assist a business in its ongoing capital needs and help management teams to prepare for a future liquidity event.