Collaborative, value-added partnerships with industry-leading management teams

What We Do
01. What We Do

Sector expertise.

Specialization matters to us. Our deep domain knowledge and thesis-driven approach have led to our track record of investment success. Specialization also matters to our partners. It allows us to add value from day one, without wasting time getting up to speed.

02. What We Do

Collaborative and flexible partnerships.

A spirit of partnership sits at the foundation of every Long Ridge investment. We seek to align incentives with our management teams. Our investment structures are tailored to achieve a company’s objectives, rather than the other way around.

03. What We Do

Access to our network of industry leaders.

We offer our companies complete access to our network, which has been built over decades. Long Ridge’s portfolio companies regularly tap into the network to receive commercial introductions, recruit executive talent, and solicit expert advice.

04. What We Do

Strategic support.

Our companies solicit strategic support from Long Ridge across a wide range of initiatives. We are happy to roll up our sleeves and offer our assistance. Key areas of involvement tend to be around organic growth (e.g., sales & marketing, pricing), inorganic growth (i.e., M&A), and augmenting the executive team and board.

Our Sector Expertise

Our team leverages broad experience across the financial and business services landscape. We are passionate about finding and backing sector-leading companies.

Our Sectors
Our Investment Focus
Focus
Rationale
Indicators
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World Class Teams
Rationale

Most of our job is finding and supporting great teams. If we can do that well, the rest typically takes care of itself.

Indicators
Aligned equity incentives
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Growth Stage Companies
Rationale

Growth stage can be defined in many different ways. In our mind, the question is no longer, “How can we get this company off the ground?” but rather, “How can we maximize its potential?”.

Indicators
Typically at least $5 million of run-rate revenue
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Sector Experts
Rationale

We play in areas that we know well from years of focused investing. We apply the full breadth of our knowledge and networks to advance the interests of our portfolio companies.

Indicators
Financial and business technology
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Flexible Investment Structure
Rationale

We tailor deal structures to accomplish a company’s objectives, rather than force deal terms to fit an arbitrary investment box.

Indicators
$10 million to $60 million equity checks; minority or majority ownership stakes
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Sound Fundamentals
Rationale

While the relevant metrics are different for every business, we believe that great, enduring companies can only be built on solid fundamentals.

Indicators
Capital efficiency and unit economics