Creating Shareholder Value & Driving Returns

Identifying promising companies with tangible value propositions and the potential to benefit from our strategic value-add is only the first part of Century’s investment process. After providing a portfolio company with growth or buyout capital, Century leaves the day-to-day operations to our management teams and seeks to be involved at a strategic level, assisting our partners in further realizing their market potential and accelerating top line growth.

Research

Rigorous screening and research process to identify sectors and niche subsectors within financial services with:
  • Favorable growth prospects
  • Defensible value proposition
  • Barriers to entry
  • Potential to add value

Sourcing

Proactively identifying excellent businesses with great management teams
  • Research-based calling program
  • Thousands of companies contacted annually

Strategy

Improving a company’s competitive position through high-impact initiatives:
  • Distribution channels
  • Service/product offerings
  • Key hire planning

Market Intelligence

Providing access to experienced C-level Advisors, Board Members and an expansive network of industry executives
  • Market intelligence
  • Sector trends

M&A

Identifying accretive add-on acquisition targets and facilitating successful business integrations
  • Financial and merger analysis
  • Due diligence
  • Financing

Impact Team/Operations

Identifying areas for growth, supporting operational improvements and recruitment support
  • Operational efficiencies
  • Human resources support
  • Technology and infrastructure upgrades

Finance

Applying analytical rigor & business process diligence to achieve strong financial performance
  • Margin improvement
  • Capital structure optimization
  • Revenue cycle management

Exit

Formulating and executing a successful exit strategy
  • In conjunction with management
  • Value creation for management, shareholders and limited partners