Adopt an active role in the board to provide advice and guidance for the company and maintain a thorough following of the activities. This includes among other things (i) the development of budgets and strategic plans, (ii) the follow through of the performance of the business, the KPIs and raising the right questions when necessary, (iii) the implementation of a financial strategy for the company (balance sheet optimization , working capital discipline and analytical reporting)
We believe the key ingredient to succeed in our business is to invest in the human capital. Therefore, we focus on assisting management in building a solid and stable team: (i) we start with identifying the areas that need strengthening, (ii) help in finding the right candidates and interview them when necessary and (iii) assist in drafting incentive schemes for the key managers
We leverage the broad experience and the contacts of the team to identify business development ideas for our portfolio companies. We identify growth or partnership opportunities locally as well as abroad. When necessary, we assist management in the negotiation of major contracts (JVs, acquisitions as well as standard commercial contracts).
We believe in cross-fertilization and invite our managers to meet and interact with previous managers we worked with. We invite employees from some portfolio companies to spend some time with other ones to share best practices