The Importance of Being an Active Investor

This article was first published by CIOReview.

How do you define your investment style?

We consider ourselves to be active investors within our growth equity fund. As an active investor, the goal is to be an influential and impactful Board member.  Anything from helping a portfolio company analyze their capital structure, identifying operational improvements or a commission plan for their salespeople, to identifying new and different lines of business both now and in the future.

What is your strategy to differentiate between the opportunities that you see?

At NewSpring, we have a specific investment strategy that we follow, called the Three M (Management, Market, and Business Model) philosophy, which informs how we invest across all our strategies. This strategy gives all of us a common vocabulary to talk about one deal versus another.