Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
- Thomas Alva Edison
In an industry populated by financial executives and firms with a stock-picking mentality, Grey Mountain Partners stands alone as a private equity firm founded and organized around a single guiding principle: helping portfolio companies achieve operational excellence.
As investors of private capital, we believe that consistent and superior returns can only be achieved by creating value through improved operations. We do not make large bets on a sector and then hope for the best. Nor do we craft complex balance sheet structures and extract gains through mere financial reshuffling. Instead, we focus on building value by helping each of our portfolio companies execute one simple overall strategy: surpass their competitors and better serve more customers.
In general, we buy smaller middle market companies, add any missing critical resources, and then help our businesses formulate and execute realistic but fast-paced plans based on their strategic goals. In summary, Grey Mountain Partners is about doing this repeatedly, consistently and systematically.