Under-followed Public Companies
Smaller public companies have few attractive investment partners. Traditional venture capital and growth equity investors usually avoid public companies and instead seek "clean stories" en route to an IPO. Hedge funds and other public market investors, by contrast, often lack the experience, patience, and skill set required to help grow a business.
HCP's team brings decades of combined experience helping small public companies grow to become larger and more successful operations. While we are happy to scale our involvement to the needs of a company, management teams have found that we can help them accelerate change or re-orient their business, deepen their team, and accelerate growth by funding acquisitions or providing additional working capital.
Spin-outs and Divestitures
We understand different corporations have different strategic imperatives. Some corporations simply want to sell challenging assets quickly and for these companies we offer speed and certainty of close. Other companies have assets that are not troubled but which require the focused attention possible outside of a larger parent, additional capital, and team building. For these companies, we offer deep experience with items critical to parent companies and their divestitures such as intellectual property rights, transition services, manufacturing and sourcing issues, and employee team building and incentives. We approach each divestiture with the flexibility to meet the parent company's strategic needs and have helped corporations profit through keeping a retained interest.
While the parent company is a vital constituent in our spin-out and divestiture process, we consider delighted customers and empowered employees the true measure of our success. We help talented teams transform businesses into industry leaders by delivering compelling products on time to customers. We seek to achieve high customer satisfaction and empowered and fulfilled management.
Bad things occasionally happen to good companies. As a firm, we have significant experience working with companies involved in complex distressed and special situations ranging from restructurings and turnarounds to reorganizations and recapitalizations. We provide the capital to strengthen a business, the teamwork to help management improve their business, and the vision to provide the strategic and operational support required for success. HCP provides speed and flexibility in its investment approach as well as the experience, patience and resources required to improve and transform a business.