Anthos' objective is to help entrepreneurs build exceptional, valuable companies. We are highly committed to the businesses we invest in as we only make a small number of investments each year.
Anthos invests in emerging growth companies that have breakout potential.
Owner objectives determine the structure of our investment. Anthos invests in the following situations:
- Growth initiatives such as geographic expansion, launching new products or services
- Strategic acquisitions that enhance the core business
- Capital to provide existing owners with funds for net worth diversification and liquidity purposes
Anthos believes that an important determinant of the success of an investment is the team. Specifically, we look for teams that possess the following qualities: entrepreneurial talent characterized by creativity and feverish optimism, management ability to guide growth and execute on opportunities, and domain expertise of the product offering and the sector in which the company competes.
Anthos opportunistically invests across a range of industries including consumer, healthcare, business services, and other growth areas.
Anthos is flexible with regards to ownership structure. In contrast to many other investment firms that insist on control, we take minority positions in companies. We find that minority investments lead to better goal congruence as they allow entrepreneurs to retain substantial upside in their companies. We also invest in situations where owners are seeking a timely and efficient transition out of their businesses.