Investment Criteria
Value Added Approach
Value Added Approach

Fenway Partners is a transitional owner with a responsibility to generate superior returns on the capital we manage on behalf of our investors. Immediately upon completing a transaction, a team of Fenway professionals begins working with company management to define the long-term value-creation strategy. We work closely with management teams to support decisions and initiatives that aim to create significant value. Typically, these action plans include investments intended to grow revenue, broaden and deepen the management team, pursue strategic acquisitions, re-evaluate sourcing programs and improve productivity.

During the course of our ownership, Fenway seeks to make the business a more valuable enterprise. Fenway endeavors to make the business strategy more focused, the customer value proposition more compelling and the financial performance enhanced in terms of revenue and earnings growth.

Fenway Partners works directly with management to develop and execute an aggressive, but achievable, business strategy that guides decision making. A sound strategy, designed to leverage the company’s strengths and bring the investment thesis to life, is a prerequisite for improving performance and generating long-term value. To implement the business strategy, Fenway Partners works with its portfolio companies to:

  • Focus investment in the core business to create sustainable competitive advantage
  • Use analytic tools that help improve profitability
  • Provide acquisition support, with the goal of adding complementary businesses to build strategic scale