In conjunction with our generalist investment approach, we identify key strategic operating partners in select industries with attractive underlying fundamentals. These partnerships allow Rosewood to source and acquire new opportunities while also providing thought leadership and executive experience to further create value.
These operating partners are typically veteran executives in a particular industry who are looking to work closely with our management teams to drive sustainable growth while enabling profit-enhancing operational improvements. With few exceptions, our operating partners function in the capacity of an active board member serving in a consultative manner to both Rosewood and management.
Through a combination of existing portfolio companies and operating partner relationships, we have identified three current areas of particular focus. The following only represents our current strategic partnerships which we are continually looking to expand.
We have identified aerospace component manufacturing as a key industry vertical in which to aggressively deploy capital. We have worked closely with Novaria Group to develop our investment thesis in the space and utilize that entity as a holding company under which our aerospace portfolio investments reside. Novaria Group’s executive management team is comprised of three seasoned industry executives, Bryan Perkins, Earl Larkin, and Mike Wagner who boast a combined 80 years of aerospace experience.
The team assembled at Novaria Group has a stellar track record of acquiring and profitably growing aerospace manufacturing businesses. Through this partnership our goal is to build a cohesive family of companies that consistently deliver optimum performance and sustainable growth in the aerospace and defense marketplace. With deep industry knowledge, demonstrated integrity, and an abiding regard for human capital, Novaria Group provides our companies with unmatched access to unique innovations and best practices. For more information on this strategic partnership, CLICK HERE.
We have partnered with industry veteran, David Morse, to pursue acquisitions in the manufacturing technologies space. Our thesis is primarily driven by the recent resurgence in domestic manufacturing enabled by highly efficient tools, technology, and equipment. These manufacturing technologies have helped domestic manufacturers to significantly reduce labor costs, increase quality, and drive overall efficiencies which allows them to be competitive in the global economy.
David Morse’s 15+ years of experience as an executive growing and managing one of the most innovative manufacturing technology companies in the world has positioned him as a thought leader in this space. From computerized cutting equipment to high precision measurement devices, we are actively seeking to acquire and foster the continued growth of companies with differentiating technology and products capable of changing the way we look at manufacturing as a whole. For more information on this strategic partnership, CLICK HERE.
With ever increasing healthcare costs, increased consumer focus on personal well-being, and a growing middle-class population internationally, we have identified Nutrition & Wellness as a key industry in which to deploy capital. We have partnered with industry veteran Larry Batina to help us identify, acquire, and responsibly grow companies in this space. Mr. Batina, the former CFO of Alacer (Emergen-C), boasts 20 years of c-level experience and provides strategic guidance and oversight with respect to operations and finance.
Through these partnerships we look to provide capital and industry expertise to companies as they continue to grow in a climate of ever increasing regulatory scrutiny. As this industry becomes more complex from regulatory standpoint, we feel that with our capital and guidance we can continue to drive towards sustainable growth.