Strandview Capital provides opportunistic and strategic growth capital to companies in the financial services and technology sectors. We invest in companies where our specialized industry knowledge and professional network add tangible strategic value.
Strandview’s inclusive investment strategy results in a diverse portfolio. One-third of our investments are with minority CEO’s.
Strandview is contrarian in nature and focused on fundamental value. We have established expertise and success investing in companies that are recession resistant or even thrive in uncertain economic times. Our team has structured complicated financings, advised on large M&A assignments, owned company platforms that have acquired and serviced over $3 billion in distressed loans and lead efforts to innovate in financial products and securitization structures of hard assets.
We are significantly more hands-on than typical financial investors and collaborate closely with management to accelerate growth, establish distribution partnerships, increase revenue and achieve near-term profitability. Given our specialized industry focus, we are often able to deliver new customers and strategic partners. Also, the companies we invest in often work together, thereby contributing to mutual growth.
We typically lead highly structured, minority equity investments of $5 million to $15 million per company, and we are often the only institutional investors alongside management. Although Strandview is stage agnostic and has had success financing buyouts, pre-IPO’s and PIPES, we often find greater value in emerging companies. Technology advancements such as cloud-based data warehouses and business applications, along with leading edge telephony tools, have greatly leveled the playing field for smaller participants to compete against larger companies. We reduce risk by targeting companies that can reach profitability with Strandview’s capital, thereby avoiding continual fundraising by management teams and dilution of existing shareholders.
The financial services sector represents a huge market that is underserved by traditional venture capital and private equity firms due to the specialization and complexity of this industry. The financial services sector is highly fragmented, and many participants have been slow to adopt basic off-the-shelf technologies that can result in dramatic increases in revenue opportunities, efficiency, analytics and workflow transparency.