Private Equity Firms
Saugatuck has enduring relationships with a large number of private equity firms. We are familiar with their investment criteria and can readily identify those that would have an interest in any specific transaction. Although Saugatuck generally is the lead investor, we look to bring in additional equity investors in certain situations. This helps give the portfolio company additional financial backing and increases flexibility going forward. With a partner, Saugatuck can more easily help portfolio companies with an add-on acquisition or provide additional growth equity if an attractive opportunity emerges.
We work with a number of private equity groups, not only to strengthen the financial position of a portfolio company and diversify our investment risk, but also to bring in experienced investors with new ideas that can benefit the portfolio company on an ongoing basis. The varied experiences of the principals at different firms can add value in many situations. Saugatuck always tries to find the best people to help make an investment successful. These same investors also contact us if an opportunity to invest alongside them arises.