We believe in active ownership and proactively partner with founders and management teams
We have recruited world-class CEOs, sector investment teams and Advisory Boards to invest at scale and work with founders and management teams.
We have successfully managed companies through volatile periods like these and will undoubtedly do so again. We are different from private equity companies. We buy and build assets, which we can develop over time as platforms of long-term sustainable growth.
We invest for long-term growth
We are long-term growth investors – with no fixed investment time horizons – and significant funding available of our own patient capital. As successful entrepreneurs, we can afford to invest for the long-term. We know that building a better performing business takes time and determination.
We make large-scale investments in sectors we know well
We are global sector specialists. We invest internationally, at scale, in the technology, telecoms, energy, healthcare and retail sectors, where we have unrivalled business expertise, and believe we can generate long-term sustainable growth.
We engage personally with management teams
As businesspeople, we like to understand how businesses work. We work closely with management teams. We want to know their strategy, structure, skills, processes and the basis of their competitive strengths. Our specialist investment teams and advisory boards, with world-class sector knowledge, work actively with the management of the companies in which we invest.
We target persistent value creation
We are disciplined when it comes to the execution of strategy. We have an operational mindset. We focus on operational metrics that are critical to a company’s persistent value creation rather than quarterly results. We focus on creating long-term value and on operational excellence.
We are committed to best governance practice
L1 is committed to the highest standards of governance based on the requirements set for public companies, including transparent financial reporting. In addition to maximising shareholder value, we strive to foster relationships of trust with employees, governments, suppliers, business partners and minority investors.