We believe that human decision making and collaboration remain critical to sustaining our society, from our security and economy to our institutions and infrastructure. That’s why we invest in companies that create and deliver enabling technologies with people in mind.
Our age is historic for the sheer pace and scope of its digital transformation. Rapid advances in technology achieve breakthroughs every day and hold great promise for the future. Yet in our experience, how people figure in this revolution is often overlooked, a factor that can lead to flawed decisions and mission failure.
Through our portfolio, we aim to help government and commercial organizations adapt and thrive securely in the digital environment, and empower people to work together in solving their most intractable problems and creating strategic advantage.
We invest in entrepreneurs who share that mission, bringing the capital, experience and relationships to take their business to new heights.
The people behind Acacia are experienced operators and investors working at the nexus of people, technology and intelligence.
We see ourselves as distinct from many investment groups in a number of ways.
First and foremost, we are operators. Team members have spent many years running technology and services businesses. We understand how best to work with business owners and leaders to build on what’s good and manage change where it’s needed.
We exist to create lasting, shared value for our stakeholders. Over the years, we’ve seen too many good businesses destroyed by the relentless drive for short-term gain. This isn’t how we work.
We invest to create the conditions for long-term, sustainable success. That means nurturing and incentivizing people, advancing capability through R&D and acquisition, and taking good care of customers and partners as the best way to boost innovation, productivity and growth.
From the outset, it’s vital to us that owners regard Acacia as responsible stakeholders, whether or not they plan to stay on. While numbers and track record are important, we place equal emphasis on understanding their vision and culture. That way, we align our approach to strategy at an early stage, and avoid conflict down the line.
Most investors are market agnostic and capital structure specific. We are the opposite. Working only in sectors we know best, we design capital structures that best fit the aspirations of owners and our agreed strategy for their business. We are efficient in our diligence, are unfazed by complexity and work to ease the acquisition process for entrepreneurs.
Once we’ve made the decision to invest, we work to close deals at pace so that we can get on with the job we like best – building great businesses that good people want to work for and with.
Becoming part of the Acacia family opens new possibilities. It’s a creative and collaborative environment for companies to achieve their vision, underpinned by the fundamentals of financial strength, operational stability and extensive relationships that we bring.
We invest in businesses with people skilled in delivering meaningful and measurable improvements to customer decision making and operational effectiveness across these domains:
Aside from financial performance and reputation, we are clear about the qualities we look for when considering potential investments: