Our aim is to create substantial material and social value in the businesses and opportunities in which we invest. We seek to take informed, long-term investment decisions that have a positive impact both for our portfolio and the environment in which we operate. We look beyond what is on paper: we connect with people and explore what makes a company or its assets unique in order to realize superior returns.

OPERATIONAL STRENGTHS

  • Extensive global network.
  • Agility to act fast due to critical transaction assessment and execution skills, and direct access to family sourced capital.
  • No limitations on investment types – instrument, term, structure.

MULTI-FACETED VALUE CREATION

At Meridian Capital Limited we believe that CAPITAL is a powerful catalyst that can create growth in a business and
the environment in which it operates, resulting in multi-faceted value creation.

We believe in three fundamental pillars that lay the foundation for value creation:

1) financial capital (INVEST),
2) intellectual capital (INNOVATE) and
3) social & environmental capital (IMPACT).

Financial capital facilitates growth and value creation. Whether through deleveraging, geographic or physical expansion, operational improvements aimed at increasing revenues or margins, skilful and targeted investing lies at the heart of our philosophy. Knowing where and what to invest in, ensures that capital is used effectively to promote growth and generate increased returns.

Innovation and creating distinct competitive advantage is key to driving industry leadership in any category of business. Our teams actively seek out new opportunities and drive strategic initiatives that spur growth.

Financial gain without social impact does not lead to long-term, sustainable change. We actively seek to create programs that have a positive result in our operating environments, and demonstrate our ecological and environmental responsibility. In all our endeavours, we actively seek to create change through generating employment, supporting communities and individuals and caring for the environment.

 

“To truly unlock the latent potential of a business, financial investment is only one facet; for leadership, one should equally seek stand-out innovations or differentiation relative to competitors; and for sustainable advantage and long-term growth, one should look at how those investments can make an impact in the world. However, we go further and look for investments that also have an “X-Factor” that has the capacity to provide a multiplier in terms of returns. Strategically we have also taken a view not to invest in “vice” – tobacco, gambling or the like.” – Askar Alshinbayev, Principal

AN INVESTMENT PHILOSOPHY THAT IS CENTRED UPON TRUST,
VALUE CREATION, LONG-TERM FUNDAMENTALS & PATIENT CAPITAL

 

VALUE CREATION IN INVESTING

Creating value for investors is a process, combining market insights, analysis and exposure to opportunities, and know-how. Ensuring that an investment yields the most value comes down to a focus on building strong businesses.

At Meridian Capital Limited, we do this by engaging with management teams.

STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT

Strategy comes into play along the entire value-creation process, from how we select businesses and future-focused industries to how we go about building great companies. Depending on the company and its need for support, we are able to develop a plan of action, rolled out in conjunction with our management teams' input and market knowledge, that is central to value creation.

INDUSTRY TALENT

Building strong businesses takes time, effort and, above all, a team with the capability and skills to support the management teams on the ground in creating true value. We understand the value of human capital and we work hard to attract and retain industry-leading talent. Quality of management is key and requires continual monitoring and supplementation as needed.

A GROWTH MINDSET

Revenue growth is at the core of our strategic efforts and the work we undertake with our management teams. By equipping businesses with the right resources and people we can streamline businesses from a sales perspective, in terms of price optimisation, and new products and services. We believe capital is a catalyst, alongside “big thinking”, to unlock growth.

STREAMLINING SYSTEMS

To transform cultures and draw out value across the supply-chain requires efficient internal systems and processes. Value can only be achieved in the long-term if management teams are employed to make efficiency-led decisions that positively impact the business’s people, systems, metrics, and management processes.

OPTIMISING SUPPLY CHAINS

Lean and effective supply-chain management is vital for any successful business. We leverage our abilities and insights in purchasing, cross-border deal-making and a range of operational improvements to support the businesses within our portfolio.
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