Leon is neither a private equity fund nor a traditional family office. Our focus on value creation has put us in a position to use our own capital to grow businesses of all sizes in a range of industries with a focus on our passion for building long-term platform investments. Our permanent capital base allows us to invest in companies for a long period of time, which underpins our buy to build strategy as opposed to a traditional private equity model of buying to sell – buying to build is a philosophy we have had since inception. Our history over the last 15 years has led to work on ~800 transactions representing ~$10 billion of equity value, which has provided us with the experience to navigate nearly every situation.
The benefits we enjoy from our permanent capital base include:
- Long hold periods to compound value free of transactional friction costs and to invest for long-term value creation
- A strong focus with deep expertise on maximizing after-tax returns for our partners and ourselves
- Agile and flexible processes which allow for speed and certainty for our partners and counterparties
- Optimizing for the long-term allows us to do what’s best for the business, not a management fee, not a short term transaction