Who is Teaminvest Private?
Teaminvest Private is the private equity arm of Teaminvest, an investment group whose members own or control approximately $1 billion in invested funds. Investors are predominantly high and ultra-high net worth individuals with significant business expertise.
As of February 2015, Teaminvest Private has significant investments in nine private Australian businesses and is seeking to grow our portfolio by between two and three investments a year. A list of our investments can be found on the Investments page.
Our businesses are all run by their existing management and seek strong and stable returns on equity. This means that they are able to pay substantial dividends while continuing to grow in a responsible, successful, manner.
What do we do?
Teaminvest Private looks to make investments in private Australian businesses with significant, long-lasting ‘Moats’, and quantifiable and manageable Risks.
A Moat is a characteristic that either provides a barrier to entry for competitors or enables the business to extract greater value from customers. We call these strengths Moats to distinguish them from the more common term ‘Sustainable Competitive Advantage’ as often a Moat is not unique to a single business. Just like in medieval times where many castles had Moats to add to their defence, the simple presence of a Moat is often not unique and neither does it make a business invulnerable – but it certainly protects its shareholders more than a business without one.
Control and our investors
Teaminvest Private was founded on the principle that successful, intelligent, people are best placed to manage their own investments. Too often we hear stories of poor advice destroying the proceeds of years of hard work. Sadly, poor management just as commonly destroys a great business.
We have designed our model to be unique in two key ways.
Firstly our investors have control of their own investments. They decide in which investment opportunities they wish to participate, they comprise the board of the company and they meet regularly to discuss key decisions.
Secondly we seek control of our investments by owning a majority stake. This protects our investors by ensuring major capital and strategic decisions require their approval. Moreover we seek to add value to our businesses by having a subset of our investors on the board of the company. This ensures our investors are able to influence the success of the business.
Our greatest asset is the wisdom of our investors: Our combined knowledge enables us to make better investment decisions and enhances the success of our partner businesses.