We work closely with the management teams of our portfolio companies to accelerate growth, primarily through targeted investments in sales and marketing, in addition to ongoing product development and operational initiatives.
Staley Capital’s team of investment professionals and advisors have extensive experience investing in and operating both B2B technology and consumer-focused businesses, as well as a deep understanding of consumer trends and the tools enterprises need to serve their customers better. We only invest in companies in which our team’s industry expertise, board-level participation, network of connections, and advisors’ experience can add significant value.
We typically invest $5-20 million of equity in each deal, which are predominantly minority growth equity investments. We have also made and will consider majority recapitalizations and growth buyouts, leveraging additional capital from our network.
We seek to invest at a critical inflection point in a company’s lifecycle, where significant investment has already been made to build the product and acquire initial customers, but has left key areas such as sales and marketing underfunded. We help companies institutionalize their sales and marketing functions in order to efficiently scale and accelerate growth.
Within the broader B2B technology space, we are particularly experienced with “B2B2C” business models where a B2B solution facilitates an improved or enhanced consumer experience.
At Staley Capital, we are committed to the proactive and thoughtful management of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues and value creation opportunities in our investment process, portfolio management, and overall business practices. Our ESG policy is written with consideration to the American Investment Council Guidelines for Responsible Investing, and we aim to periodically update our written policy in accordance with our core values as regulations and best practices within the private equity industry continue to evolve.
Staley Capital’s investment team is primarily responsible for incorporating our core ESG Values throughout the investment cycle across portfolio companies, as well as identifying and addressing ESG-related risks and areas for improvement. Our due diligence process includes a review of relevant ESG factors for target companies, which may include but is not limited to environmental, public health, and safety issues; corporate governance; management structure and compensation; and employee hiring, retention, and promotion practices, including as they relate to non-discrimination on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation and age.
Post-investment, Staley Capital’s investment team aims to instill its core ESG Values across each portfolio company utilizing best practices such as whistleblower processes and guidelines. Staley Capital requires all investment personnel, including those who serve on portfolio company boards of directors, to report any material ESG issues that arise during portfolio company oversight so that the firm can quickly and appropriately address such issues to the best of our ability.