Branford’s investing experience makes it a world-class partner both in closing a transaction and in helping to build businesses:

Our principals have closed hundreds of private market transactions, some as large as $1 billion in transaction value.

Branford requires a control stake in a business post-transaction, but encourages management teams and prior owners to re-invest equity in the company and can structure highly tailored and flexible transactions to meet the needs of all involved in the deal.

Branford spends a significant amount of time post-transaction working with portfolio company executives to augment the existing operations and to grow the business to new heights.

Given the hundreds of companies our principals have worked with, we have accumulated an exceptional amount of knowledge in terms of helping companies grow. We recognize that the first thing to do is to listen to the experience and the histories of the executives and owners who have first-hand experience running the business.

Two recent divestitures resulted in 30-45x overall returns for our portfolio company CEOs. These uncommon results are directly linked to the partnership between management and Branford. We look forward to sharing our expertise and skill with you.

Branford Philosophy

Branford believes that a good partnership is good business. That core belief underlies everything we do at Branford, from our collaborative style to the close relationships we build with our portfolio company management teams.  Much of our success can be credited to our record of being good listeners who respect transparency and believe in strong corporate governance policies.

We are highly supportive partners of our management teams. We believe the most successful opportunities are created by strong management teams who respond positively to operating autonomy and meaningful equity ownership. We work closely with management to create long-term value by identifying value-drivers that can improve a company’s performance, and we create generous, performance-based incentives that align management with the interests of the shareholders.

The combination of an experienced, motivated management team with Branford’s financial, strategic and operating experience, expertise, and sophistication has consistently served to enhance the value of Branford’s portfolio companies.