HOW WE PARTNER
We work alongside our CEO1ST partners throughout the process from initial company evaluation through eventual liquidity. We align interests by clearly defining management’s economic opportunity up-front.
We believe management should run companies and drive the creation of value. We depend on our CEO1ST partners for their strategic acumen, operating experience and leadership skills. Frontenac principals support them as counselors and board members, supplemented by our network of advisors, CEOs and investors, which can enhance the quality of execution and the probability of success.
We try to craft a prudent capital structure, without excessive leverage. Our base of taxable investors also allows us to design transactions for optimal tax efficiency, benefiting our CEO1ST partners as well as our investors and company founders who retain partial ownership.