Centerstone Partners connects entrepreneurial vision with institutional execution to build globally competitive businesses. Founded in 2005, we take a different approach than most private equity firms by starting with our own investment theses and then building companies to address the opportunities we see. We are founding investors in all of our companies.
Centerstone’s “Operating Sponsor” model is based on proprietary investment strategy development. We look for major “problems” in industries around which companies can be built, especially when there is an opportunity to transform traditional business models. Once we have developed a thesis, we conduct extensive research and due diligence, determine the optimal operating model, and create a business plan for the new entity. We identify and recruit key management team members and then raise capital to launch and grow the business. Centerstone works closely with management in an operational capacity in the early stages of the business post-close to provide additional bench strength.
Our sectors of focus include healthcare/life sciences and renewable energy. We believe both areas offer tremendous potential for attractive investment returns as they are large and fast-growing with shifting market dynamics which breeds opportunities for creative investors.
Where possible, we leverage our emerging markets expertise in countries such as China and India to drive value in our investment strategies. Centerstone has experience building companies on the ground in those markets, and we believe they can play a pivotal role in building value in our portfolio companies through lower supply chain costs, faster time to market, and increased global revenue potential.
The principals of Centerstone have over 60 years of combined private equity, operating and financial experience and together have spent the past six years working on transformative transactions. Over the years we've found our investment strategies develop most quickly when we carry our vision through to execution. As founding investors in every business we create, Centerstone maintains a significant interest in each investment strategy and provides assistance to management as the strategy develops. We call this our "Operating Sponsor" model, which solves many of the challenges faced by early stage enterprises. We seek partners who share our unique vision and value our ongoing contributions.