Bison Capital’s investment approach allows us the flexibility to invest across the entire capital structure, tailoring the structure of each of our investments to the needs and goals of the companies we invest in. While our investment approach is principally equity-oriented, some portion of our investment is often structured as preferred stock or subordinated debt. Bison Capital’s ability to invest on a non-control basis provides our management partners with the freedom to execute their business plans and maximize their retained ownership. We endeavor to deliver a capital solution that facilitates the growth objectives of each business, allowing management to focus on executing its strategic and operational objectives.
A key element of each investment we make is the creation of a partnership between Bison Capital and a company’s management team. Bison Capital’s goal is to align itself with talented and highly-motivated individuals with strong operating backgrounds. We do not manage companies. Instead, we work in collaboration with management teams in order to support their efforts to realize the long-term potential of their businesses. We only invest in situations where the key operators are significant equity holders in the company. Like the management teams and entrepreneurs we partner with, we are committed to long term value creation.
Bison Capital participates actively in the board of directors of each of our portfolio companies and supports management through access to our extensive network of outside resources. We assist our companies in the following ways: