Cerberus is an industry pioneer of Operational Private Equity, an approach where investment professionals and operating executives work in close partnership throughout the lifecycle of an investment to improve business performance and drive long-term value creation.
Operational Private Equity differs from standard private equity investing in that sustainable operating improvements and accretive strategic initiatives are at the core of every investment from start to finish.
For more than two decades, our Private Equity team has applied this operationally-oriented approach to invest more than $14 billion of equity – acquiring controlling or substantial minority interests in 64 portfolio companies and completing more than 60 add-on acquisitions. In total, Cerberus’ current portfolio of companies employ nearly 400,000 people around the world and generate aggregate revenues in excess of $70 billion per year.
Our deep operating bench and broad capital market expertise equip us to invest in opportunities that would benefit from operational or strategic change. We look to invest in:
- Value-oriented and complex acquisitions
- Opportunities to enhance or improve a company’s organization, operations, and infrastructure
- Situations that require efficiency and productivity initiatives to grow earnings and create a better company
- Opportunities to create market-leading platforms capable of substantial organic growth and growth via acquisitions
While Cerberus has found that any one of these company profiles can help drive a successful investment, our largest successes have been realized when multiple components of the above are executed during an investment.
The Cerberus Operational Private Equity Edge
Experienced Investment Professionals and Integrated Global Platform
Cerberus Private Equity’s long-tenured team, consisting of 32 investment professionals, has substantial experience as an operationally-oriented investor across multiple industries, geographies, market cycles, and structures. Our Private Equity leadership team that guides our Operational Private Equity strategy has an average tenure of 13 years with Cerberus.
In addition, the Cerberus Private Equity team benefits from the inherent synergies that exist across Cerberus’ multiple investment strategies. Cerberus operates its global investment platforms in an integrated manner, whereby each platform contributes to and draws from the experience and resources of the other businesses. For example, Cerberus Private Equity benefits from its integration with the Cerberus’ credit and real estate businesses, which provide a significant competitive advantage in terms sourcing, underwriting, and structuring innovative investment solutions.
Industry-Leading Operating Capabilities
Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company is an industry-leading operations platform that is proprietary to Cerberus. With approximately 110 operating executives and functional experts working full-time for Cerberus, we believe that few, if any, other private equity firms maintain a staff of operating and execution resources of comparable size with such differentiated and extensive experience.
Cerberus Technology Solutions is an operating company subsidiary of Cerberus Capital Management focused exclusively on leveraging emerging technology, data, and advanced analytics to drive transformations. Our expert technologists work closely with Cerberus investment and operating professionals across our global businesses and platforms on a variety of operating initiatives targeted at improving systems and generating value from data.
Cerberus’ Private Equity team draws upon these operational resources to create attractive investment opportunities and to plan and implement strategic and operational initiatives designed to drive significant value creation in Cerberus investments.
Deep Industry Knowledge
Our investment team and operations teams collectively have experience across a range of industries on a global basis, including:
- Retail and Consumer
- Technology, Media, and Telecom
Private equity capital invested since 1997
Skilled private equity investment professionals
Operating executives and functional experts
Footnote: Aggregate equity invested includes transactions that are signed and not closed.