A Letter from the Senior Partner
We are witness to the collision of powerful economic trends
that, looking back in years to come, will clearly represent a unique
private equity opportunity in Europe and the U.S.
The rise of a true global economy has brought intense competition
across regions and domestic markets, eroding the position of the
middle market and family-owned firm. Those same forces are also
causing large companies to spin off non-core assets in search of
higher, more sustainable growth.
At the same time, the economies of the U.S. and increasingly
Europe are hatching thousands of new companies each year with the
potential - but not necessarily the resources - to become major
retailing, manufacturing and service entities.
Finally, the rapid rise of the Internet economy has put enormous
pressure on companies of all sizes to access and become energized
by the web technology and community that will transform our lives.
In all of this, Plantagenet sees opportunity.
Plantagenet provides high net worth individuals, financial
institutions and public and private pension funds with private equity
opportunities that help to ensure strong returns with minimal risk.
We do this by identifying companies that have first mover advantage and the potential for strong,
profitable growth within well-defined market segments.
By infusing capital and management expertise and executing prudent
exit strategies to benefit our limited partners, Plantagenet unlocks
value that others can't realize.
Since, 1991, we've successfully executed this investment strategy
in the United States, the United Kingdom, and most recently, in
the European Union. We are committed to continuing to capitalize on opportunities
in the European Union as these markets continue their rapid consolidation.
Professional advisors in the U.S. and Europe provide Plantagenet
with invaluable insight and expertise in both the identification
of investment opportunities and the implementation of exit strategies. These individuals are, in a very real sense,
C. Derek Anderson
Senior Managing Partner