Halston Court Capital is a merchant bank that provides capital solutions and works alongside the management team in partnership as owners and partners. We call our investment approach Active Ownership.
Halston Court Capital was formed by a team of senior executives that have successfully worked together over multiple decades. The team has built and sold several businesses. Over the past 30 years our team has acquired over 50 businesses in multiple industries and exited businesses with a total value of almost $2 billion.
Active Ownership describes how we participate with you. We believe that, as the market for private companies evolves and becomes more efficient, our business-building orientation provides additional value to business owners, management teams and investors. We look to:
- achieve operational improvement over time;
- implement growth strategies; and
- realize value once these objectives have been achieved.
We possess or have access to the necessary expertise to develop and execute strategic businesses plans, including acquisition and integration strategies, and in various aspects of business operations and management such as:
- sales force management;
- distribution development and expansion;
- financial systems and management;
- marketing and communications;
- and human resource management.
Our approach is flexible, and our objective is to create a beneficial partnership with a company’s management team, based on the unique needs of each situation.
Working with Owners
Whether owners wish to retain an interest in their company, or participate in its future growth in other ways, we view our relationship with them as important and long term in nature. We structure the transaction and investment so that we properly address the financial and other objectives of the current owners. We can provide the sellers the opportunity to benefit from future growth, while substantially realizing the value of the business they have built.
Working with Management
Our confidence in management and its ability to grow the company, with our firm’s active support, is at the core of our approach to investing. We will not be the senior executives of the companies in which we invest. Working in tandem with the management team, Halston Court Capital seeks to leverage our own management, operational and financial expertise to unlock the intrinsic value of the business and create future growth. In situations where the management team is interested in acquiring an ownership stake in the business, or leading a new growth strategy for the business, we can provide the necessary strategic, human and financial resources required to support and achieve the company’s strategic objectives.