BRS's investments are characterized by a productive and equitable partnership with portfolio company management. Throughout the lifecycle of an investment, the BRS-management partnership adds significant value to enable the generation of superior investment returns.
When acquiring a new portfolio company, BRS works closely with the management team to assess and optimize the company's business plan, arrange financing, structure acquisitions, and close the transaction. The BRS network of industry contacts, developed over almost two decades in the private equity industry, ensures the ability to source the optimal capital structure for the business.
Building Shareholder Value
Once the transaction has been completed, BRS provides management with assistance in defining strategic and operational goals through an active presence on the Board of Directors. Successful strategies to enhance shareholder value often include add-on acquisitions. BRS provides the company with access to the financing and industry contacts needed to pursue these opportunities.
Attracting and Retaining Management Talent
The principals of BRS strongly believe that the portfolio company management team is the cornerstone of any successful acquisition. BRS does not, therefore, become involved in the day-to-day operations of its portfolio companies. Instead, BRS helps ensure each company attracts and retains the best managerial talent available by implementing meaningful long-term equity incentives and performance based compensation.
When appropriate, BRS closely examines alternatives for creating liquidity for shareholders. Realizations typically occur through a public offering, private sale or a recapitalization. BRS's experience and relationships help ensure quick and effective realization of investment proceeds.