Star Capital is a disciplined and efficient investor. They look for firms that have an opportunity to deploy capital on an efficient basis to significantly alter their growth trajectory and create value for the founders, managers, and owners of the businesses. Focusing teams on specific sectors magnifies Star Capital's structure and network. Their deep industry knowledge and rigorous due diligence enable the firm to identify attractive assets with the potential to generate superior investment returns.
Identify. Invest. Transform. Exit
They prize intellectual capital as the driving force for creating and delivering superior economic value. In all 4 steps of their approach, they place strong emphasis on the key success factors of each step.
Their sensing and identification of investment opportunities is founded on 3 strengths. Firstly, their global presence and extended network allows them to “scan” both advanced and emerging markets as well as off and on market deals from where to source deals/ opportunities. Secondly, the breadth of their business activities in Real estate, Private Equity, Venture Capital and Financial advisory enables them to look for many potential opportunities. Lastly, they conduct rigorous analyses initially from an outside-in perspective that they then follow up with extended analysis from interviews and financials.
For their investing activities, they combine own funds, their investor network but also selectively tap into capital markets depending on size and type of deal. They always carefully design the optimal financial structure drawing upon the arsenal of available financial instruments. Before realizing any investments, they ensure that their deals are aligned with their strategy and investors profile and objectives.
Their operational and financial expertise enables them to execute well their investment strategy. Ranging from financial re-engineering to operational transformation and further M&A activity (when needed), they realize synergies and unlock hidden value in companies and ventures. Their approach entails leveraging existing company strengths but also radically changing course or divesting parts of the business when this is required.
After helping their companies grow and realize their ambitions, the next step is to exit their investments and generate returns to their investors. Before realizing an investment, they always have a clear exit strategy that will be applicable in the mid-term.
MISSION AND VALUES
Their mission is to help their clients and investors generate lasting positive economic impact.
They are a values-driven organization. For them this means: