We believe that people are the key to any business. We work to establish lasting relationships in the industries we target. We understand how important it is to create the right incentives. We reward excellent results and equitably share the value created by our businesses with our operating partners. We are active at the Board level with each of our portfolio companies in a way that allows us to share our knowledge and experience without being intrusive. Our core skills include strategic planning, financing and identifying and executing on acquisitions.
Our reputation is incredibly important to us. We work hard to uphold it, by helping our companies react wisely and apply capital intelligently. We know that when owners sell their businesses they care deeply about what happens next. Since we manage for the long term, we are focused on the kinds of things that allow businesses to endure, like research and development, education and training and senior management succession planning.