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INVESTMENT STRATEGIES

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Overview

Old American's primary objective is to grow and build great companies. We provide capital and experience to help companies in all phases of development achieve their full potential, and our track record has included many successful start-ups, turnarounds and carve-outs from larger corporate partners. Our strategy is based on four key elements: high quality people, vertical expertise, value-added support and aligned incentives.

We help companies improve their competitive position by expanding into new products and markets, growing productivity and strengthening their organizations. Ultimately, we believe our growth-oriented model, results in stronger companies that employ the best people, are socially responsible, and deliver strong returns over the long-term.


Key Elements of Old American's Approach

Value-Added Support

Our people work in partnership with exceptional management teams and apply capital, vision and strategic resources to help build and strengthen the companies in which we invest. We provide critical support at every stage of their growth, including strategic assistance in prioritizing available growth opportunities; capital and expertise to execute on these opportunities; and operating experience and resources as companies transition to the next phase of growth.

High Quality People

Successful execution of our value-added strategy depends on our ability to attract and retain the best people. We’ve built a truly global network of talented individuals who have demonstrated exceptional ability in sourcing, assessing, financing, negotiating, structuring and adding value to investments. Our consulting heritage remains at the core of what we do: over 80% of our senior team has strategic, consulting and/or operating backgrounds. Old American is recognized by investors, management teams, and industry participants as one of the best-in-class, with highest standards of integrity.

Aligned Incentives

Old American professionals as a group are the largest investor in every fund it raises, creating significant alignment with investors and management in the success of each investment.

Vertical Expertise

Old American brings extensive experience and resources to help management teams assess and capitalize on business opportunities. Since 1984, we have developed in-depth knowledge, experience and robust networks through over 250 investments across 5 core industry groups: Consumer, Retail & Dining, Industrial & Energy, Healthcare, Technology, Media &Telecom, and Financial & Business Services. Organizing senior resources around these key industry groups has allowed Old American to develop deep sector experience and expertise that can be leveraged to benefit our portfolio companies.

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