By employing formal and exclusive relationships with senior executives in specific industries, Snow Phipps believes it can achieve meaningful enhancements and efficiencies in its investment process and drive value creation.
Through its Operating Partners, Snow Phipps executes a more complete due diligence process, accesses industry and operational information more readily, and collectively develops a thoughtful and thorough strategic plan prior to committing capital to portfolio companies. Snow Phipps spends considerable time analyzing and identifying the most attractive sectors to create value. Once a sector has been identified, Snow Phipps leverages the combined talents of its investment professionals and Operating Partners to proactively seek out and acquire companies that provide opportunities for value creation through positive sector trends and post-closing enhancements. After the acquisition of a portfolio company, the Operating Partner facilitates the implementation of significant operating initiatives, adds credibility with financing sources, and enhances the acquired company’s attractiveness to both future acquirers and the public equity markets.
Each of the Operating Partners has an exclusive relationship with Snow Phipps such that they will not work in similar capacities with other middle-market private equity firms. While the utilization of operating talent has become more common in the private equity industry, successful investing requires the experience to not only identify and recruit talented operating executives, but also the ability to integrate the Operating Partners into the firm's investment process. Snow Phipps has demonstrated the ability to execute these processes and has assembled a high quality group of Operating Partners for the benefit of its portfolio companies and their management teams.