OEP constantly looks for economic and industrial trends that will positively impact specific industries. Some are near-term opportunities driven by disruptive technologies or regulatory actions and others are longer-term macroeconomic trends, geopolitical shifts or new business models. OEP spends a significant amount of time and resources tracking these developments and cultivating a deep understanding of these sectors and their participants.
Invest in "Concepts," not Deals
Our investment approach is to focus on proven trends or attractive sectors rather than on companies that happen to be for sale. Good concepts generate interesting investment opportunities and higher-than-average returns. We generate such concepts through our own research as well as through discussions with corporate leaders and industry analysts.
Partner to Create Value
OEP invests with a business purpose. OEP develops opportunities in concert with company managers and focuses on assisting these managers with strategic or structural changes. Before the investment, we work to understand their operational goals and then structure the transaction with those goals in mind. We ensure management's interests are aligned with ours through incentive-based compensation programs and meaningful equity ownership in the companies they manage.
Also, OEP actively partners with corporations to help them achieve their strategic and financial objectives. OEP is focused on helping its portfolio companies attract and retain their customers. Our long-term approach fits well with the interests of our corporate partners.
OEP understands the value of balancing operational and financial talent among our professionals. To this end, our principals consist of a mix of CEO-level executives from Fortune 100 companies and private equity veterans. Our team averages 20 years of operating and investing experience.