We identify investment opportunities with superior risk-adjusted returns sourced by utilizing our extensive network, to create proprietary deal-flow. We devote significant effort analyzing industry trends, understanding competitive landscapes and developing relevant expertise and investment themes to help achieve the return objectives of our investors.
Investment opportunities may include direct investments made by the firm or strategic partnerships, including forming or seeding new investment products with external managers that bring a complementary expertise to Cynosure.
For direct investments, Cynosure’s core focus centers on bringing together Founder and Management-Owners with Aligned Capital.
Founder & Management-Owners (“FMOs”): Exceptional Founder & Management-Owners seeking partial liquidity or growth capital, but having no interest in selling 100% or entering the 3-5 year private equity treadmill; they believe in the long-term growth prospects of their businesses.
Aligned Capital: Long-term investors who believe private markets offer outsized returns and that all too often those returns are lost to friction costs associated with traditional offerings that do not align with investor objectives.
Every founder / management team is unique. Capital structure flexibility enables Cynosure to be true partners to management, finding the right capital solution for each situation.
We want to partner with management teams who are interested in continuing to be meaningful owners and are invested in seeing the value of their company grow. We look for partners who can collaborate with us on the best route to value creation over the right investment timeline, as opposed to some arbitrary exit deadline set by an investment fund.
Specifically, we look to invest in small to mid-sized companies with at least $5 million of EBITDA.
Targets for acquisition must demonstrate significant growth prospects, a meaningful cash flow profile, and the ability to differentiate their business model from that of its competition.
By investing throughout the capital structure, making minority as well as control investments, and providing long-term and or follow-on capital, we are able to differentiate ourselves from traditional alternative managers.
Cynosure is comfortable taking both control and minority positions and will invest throughout the capital structure, including common equity, preferred equity, subordinated debt, debt, and other creative structures.
We have partnered with the following portfolio companies to provide a collaborative capital solution.
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“These examples are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute investment advice, a recommendation, or an offer of solicitation. The reader should not assume that an investment in the portfolio companies reflected here was or will be profitable."