“In 2010 Stephens acquired controlling interest in my pharmaceutical manufacturing company. During the four years of our partnership, our company experienced a significant amount of investment in future growth. Stephens proved to be a very supportive partner at all times. I could have not selected a better organization to partner with to take this important journey.”
“Stephens Capital Partners acquired a majority interest in my company in 2008. SCP was very supportive and patient as we went through some difficult times during the 2009-2010 recession. They clearly invest for the long term and I don’t feel I could have found a better financial partner.”
“Our partnership with Stephens began in 2008, and Marketplace Events has since completed the strongest five-year growth performance of any consumer event organizer in North America. Our extraordinary step-changes in profitability, employee engagement and innovation coincide with Stephens' investment, reflective of a great relationship.”
Stephens Capital Partners is a singular private equity firm. We do not invest other people’s money; we invest our own capital. We are less concerned with exit strategies than in long- term value creation. We don’t want to run companies; we rely on our management partners to do that. And we don’t have a set of fixed investment parameters; we are open to a wide range of industries and transaction structures. Most importantly we are looking for exceptional companies with a clear vision of growth.
We partner with exceptional management teams. We have no industry preferences, and can be majority or minority investors.
A few things we look for:
- A strong management team with a strong equity incentive to grow the value of the company
- Transaction sizes of $50-$200 million; but can go smaller or larger
- Profitable, cash-flow-producing businesses with above-average margins and return on invested capital
- Companies with growth potential through multiple avenues, not simply stable cash flow that can be leveraged
- Situations where one or more existing shareholders desire liquidity but there is a continuity of management
A few things we do not look for:
- Venture capital investments
- Turnaround situations
- Investments in other private equity funds