SIG’s principals believe that attractive opportunities are found not by slavishly following the latest fashions in investing, but rather by solid due diligence and attention to fundamentals.
Thus, it largely avoided global investment trends that easily meltdown and continues to invest in:
But more than anything else, SIG invests in management.
SIG looks for high-caliber teams with industry experience and a demonstrated ability to deliver results. Management must have meaningful financial stakes in the success of the company. If a management team needs to be supplemented but is otherwise strong, SIG will assist in identifying and recruiting additional management talent.
SIG looks for proprietary advantages or discontinuities that can be exploited for financial gain. They may consist of unique intellectual property, dominant product lines, valuable commercial relationships, or technological advantages and a proven business model with above average growth opportunities.
Close attention is paid to the way in which SIG can realize a gain on each transaction. Each portfolio company has its own particular situation and circumstances, and SIG examines likely exit possibilities before investing.
Size, Stage and Sector
SIG’s investment ticket is between $2 million to $15 million, in companies and or projects and prefers to invest alongside other strong financial players to provide maximum value to the company and to ensure the availability of adequate growth capital.
SIG introduces its limited partners to opportunities that may have investment requirements larger than it feels comfortable underwriting. The Firm is stage-agnostic and considers opportunities from early stage venture capital to later stage growth capital and PE.