We invest in businesses in which we identify clear value creation opportunities. We deliver value creation by transforming businesses both strategically and operationally. Options for transformation include: building local champions into international leaders through cross border acquisitions, operational re-engineering, expansion into new markets and development of new products and services.
Through the diverse cultural backgrounds of the investment team, we maintain excellent local market contacts across Europe and have the jurisdictional expertise for undertaking complex transactions in these markets. We are proud to operate as a local in each of our target markets.
We pursue markets, sectors and companies with a pan-European approach, built on an international assessment of risks and opportunities. We are proud of our history in growing local champions into international market leaders. Our evaluation exercise, from which portfolio companies benefit once acquired, is supported by our investment team's knowledge of the global market place.
We seek to work in close partnership with high quality management teams in the pursuit of value creation. Friendly and open relationships with management teams are built upon mutual respect. As a firm we do not interfere in managers’ daily activities, unless required or requested; rather, we act as a source of strategic guidance for major business decisions. We are entrepreneurs ourselves and find that our outlook and aims align with those of our management teams.
"Open dialogue between Stirling Square and the management team has been the basis for our excellent working relationship - it was particularly important when completing a significant bolt-on acquisition in our first year of ownership by Stirling Square."
General Manager, Axitea
"Stirling Square work harmoniously with the management team to fulfil the company’s vision"
CEO of Microtecnica
"Ionbond operates in very demanding end user markets such as aerospace, high volume automotive components, and medical implants. In addition, with operations in 18 countries within North America, Europe, and Asia Ionbond operates in a complex set of regional markets. Stirling Square with their experienced managers understood well this complexity and struck the right balance in working with our management team to grow our global network while at the same time streamlining and improving our operations."
"Stirling Square is hugely experienced in working with companies to move them on to the next stage of growth and has experience in our [the aerospace and defence] sector"
CEO of Microtecnica
"Stirling Square have been consistent supporters of our executives through a period of intense market dynamics. We maintain a trusted working relationship at the base of which are strong mutual respect, shared vision and the incessant quest for value creation."
"We are delighted to have gained the support of the entrepreneurial and committed team at Stirling Square. They also bring a broader European focus to our endeavours and will be well qualified to assist us in our continuing development."
CEO of Siblu
“We have been assisted by Stirling Square through every stage of the buy-out process and welcome their initiative. We receive strong support and guidance on the key strategic matters affecting Metroweb.”
“I established an excellent working relationship with Stirling Square on the Schoeller Arca Systems buyout. I am now working with Stirling Square on a second buy-out opportunity, they know how I think, ensuring an effective team relationship.”
Chairman ESE / CEO Schoeller Arca Systems