With a $115 billion fund size, Hauser Private Equity represents the largest fund manager of private equity capital for both buyout and growth strategies. The fund sources and actively invests in its growing platform of private equity capital in a variety of private businesses. While the majority of the firm’s business is dedicated to buyouts, they also pursue growth investments in non-performing businesses, special situations, and companies with exceptional talent, unique assets, or a disruptive business model. Most of Hauser’s top-performing companies have direct operational leadership. “Our success and value creation begins and ends with operational excellence,” said Mark Hauser. “When we have a high-quality portfolio, we earn phenomenal outcomes.
Mark Hauser, co-founder and principal at Hauser Private Equity, says: For us, there are two options when investing in companies through our co-investment strategy: one is an outright minority investment; the second is a minority equity position. The problem with an outright investment is that the ownership becomes divided among multiple parties. Each of those entities has their own incentive to create value and to service the debt that they took on when they did the initial fund round. That’s not ideal for a private equity investor to have all those different stakeholders working on individual objectives in the same company. And the equity investors are often looking for a higher return than just the interest rates that are generally in a company’s debt.
With so many private equity firms, and even family-owned businesses, adopting ESG principles as part of their asset-allocation process and making positive steps towards an evolving social enterprise. Mark Hauser: It is refreshing to see a truly operational company (Hauser Private Equity) that embraces a responsible, values-driven investment philosophy and remains true to its corporate values, establishing an ESG-aware business model and investing across all industries. The market is saturated with supply-side solutions for ESG improvement, however, and risk to investors and portfolio companies continue to rise.
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