The recent WSJ article on Bill Gates’ and Prince al-Waleed’s investment in the Four Seasons brings to light the amount of wealth and investment capital held by family offices globally and their approach to investing.
Over $4 trillion is managed by this distinct set of entities set up to manage the assets of families ranging from the self made to generational and from the low profile and informal to the well publicized and institutionalized.
The differences in family office investment style can be many but one theme that seems to pervade is a preference to invest for the long term.
Investing for the long term in private equity has its advantages:
While a long term approach is not feasible for all investors given it requires unique foresight, long term discipline and deep financial wherewithal, it’s the style that has stood the test of time from Carnegie to Buffet to Gates.
Discover unique insights from growth investors and leading executives.
Sign up for our weekly newsletter.
The information contained in this website is the property of GrowthCap. Unauthorized use, disclosure or copying of this information or any part thereof is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. This website is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as a solicitation or offer to buy or sell any securities or related financial instruments. We will never share, sell, or rent individual personal information with anyone for their promotional use without your advance permission or unless ordered by a court of law. Information submitted to us is only available to employees managing this information for purposes of contacting you or sending you emails based on your request for information, and to contracted service providers for purposes of providing services relating to our communications with you.
GrowthCap is a trade name for GrowthCap, LLC and its subsidiaries and other affiliates which include: GrowthCap Partners, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, registered broker-dealer and FINRA and SIPC member firm, which provides independent financial advice on private placements, mergers, acquisitions, financial restructurings and similar corporate finance matters, and financial advisory.
Logos or tombstones representing completed engagements are posted to this website and are selected based on GrowthCap’s determination of the relevance and significance of the engagements to demonstrate GrowthCap’s professionals’ experience, except where there is a confidentiality concern or client approval has not been obtained.
Access to this website is provided by GrowthCap. For purposes of this agreement, GrowthCap means GrowthCap, LLC and its subsidiaries and other affiliates, and their officers, directors, managing directors, partners and employees. “This website” shall mean the website of GrowthCap, which is available to the general public and located at www.growthap.co.
INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE
The information on this website has been prepared for informational purposes without regard to any particular user’s investment objectives, financial situation, or means, and GrowthCap is not soliciting any action based upon it. The information provided on this website or in any communication containing a link to this website is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person in any jurisdiction or country in which the distribution or use would be contrary to law or that would subject GrowthCap (including any of its affiliates) to any registration, license, filing or similar requirement in such jurisdiction or country.
Neither this website nor any information or opinion on this website constitutes a solicitation, offer or recommendation by GrowthCap or its affiliates to buy or sell any securities, futures, options or other financial product or offer to provide or solicitation to obtain any advisory or other service. You should neither construe any of the material contained herein as business, financial, investment, hedging, trading, legal, regulatory, tax, or accounting advice nor make the information on this website the basis for any investment decision made by you or on your behalf. You may wish to consult your business advisor, attorney, and tax and accounting advisors concerning any contemplated transactions.
MONITORING OF USE BY GROWTHCAP; NO WARRANTY AS TO THE SECURITY OF THIS WEBSITE
Your use of the products and services on this website may be monitored by GrowthCap and the resultant information may be used by GrowthCap for its internal business purposes or in accordance with the rules of any applicable regulatory or self-regulatory organization. GrowthCap makes no warranty whatsoever to you, express or implied, regarding the security of the website, including with respect to the ability of unauthorized persons to intercept or access information transmitted by you through this services.
NO WARRANTIES AS TO CONTENT; NO LIABILITY FOR CONTENT
The services provided by GrowthCap and our third party providers are on an “AS IS” basis at your sole risk. GrowthCap expressly disclaims all warranties, including any warranty as to the correctness, quality, accuracy, completeness, reliability, performance, timeliness, or continued availability of any information on this website, and any implied warranties, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Although the information provided to you on this website is obtained or complied from sources we believe to be reliable, GrowthCap cannot and does not guarantee the accuracy, validity, timeliness or completeness of any information or data made available to you for any particular purpose.
GrowthCap shall have no liability, contingent or otherwise, to you or to third parties, or any responsibility whatsoever, for:
1. Any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages which may be incurred or experienced on account of you using the data or services made available on this website, even if GrowthCap has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
2. The correctness, quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability, performance, continued availability, completeness or delays, omissions, or interruptions in the delivery of the data and services available on this website or for any other aspect of the performance of this service or for any failure or delay in the execution of any transactions through this service.
3. The failure of any connection or communication service to provide or maintain your access to this service, or for any interruption or disruption of such access or any erroneous communication between GrowthCap and you, regardless of whether the connection or communication service is provided by GrowthCap or a third party service provider. GrowthCap cannot and does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to this website.
4. The transmission of any virus which may infect a user’s equipment, failure of mechanical or electronic equipment or communication lines, telephone or other connectivity issues, unauthorized access, theft or operating errors.
Neither GrowthCap nor any of its third party providers shall have any responsibility to maintain the data and services made available on this website or to supply any corrections, updates, or releases in connection therewith. Availability of data and services are subject to change without notice.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
These Terms and Conditions of Use are not intended to, and will not, transfer or grant any rights in or to the information other than those which are specifically described herein, and all rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by GrowthCap or the third party providers from whom GrowthCap has obtained the information. You are required to read and abide by any additional terms and conditions that may be posted on this website from time to time concerning information obtained from specific third party providers.
You are permitted to store, display, analyze, modify, reformat, and print the information made available to you via this website only for your own use. You are not permitted to publish, transmit, frame or otherwise reproduce this information, in whole or in part, in any format to any third party without the express written consent of GrowthCap. You are not permitted to alter, obscure, or remove any copyright, trademark or any other notices that are provided to you in connection with the information.
GrowthCap, the GrowthCap logo and other GrowthCap trademarks and service marks referenced herein are trademarks and service marks of GrowthCap. The names of other companies and third-party products or services mentioned herein may be the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. You are prohibited from using any marks for any purpose including, but not limited to use as metatags on other pages or sites on the World Wide Web without the written permission of GrowthCap or such third party, which may own the marks.
NO REPRESENTATION AS TO LINKS
GrowthCap Partners, LLC provides independent financial advice on private placements, mergers, acquisitions, financial restructurings and similar corporate finance matters and financial advisory. GrowthCap Partners, LLC is not a retail broker-dealer and does not provide research or analyst reports or solicit or carry accounts for, or offer or sell securities products to retail customers. GrowthCap Partners, LLC is a FINRA (http://www.finra.org/) and SIPC (http://www.sipc.org/) Member Firm.
GrowthCap Partners, LLC has developed a Business Continuity Plan on how we will respond to events that significantly disrupt our business. Since the timing and impact of disasters and disruptions is unpredictable, we will have to be flexible in responding to actual events as they occur. With that in mind, we are providing you with this information on our business continuity plan.
If after a significant business disruption you cannot contact us as you usually do at (646) 679-1711, you should go to our website at www.growthcapadvisory.com.
OUR BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN
Our Business Continuity Plan addresses all areas affected by a business disruption of any type, including data backup and recovery; financial and operational assessments; alternative communications with clients, employees and regulators; alternate physical location of employees; critical supplier, contractor and bank impact; and regulatory reporting. Our Business Continuity Plan is designed to enable us to recover and restore business operations as quickly as possible, safeguard employees and property, protect the our books and records, and assure clients prompt service through alternative offices.
We duplicate all critical firm, client, regulatory and financial information on appropriate media, and store the backed-up information at remote locations. Such information is regularly sent to off-site storage facilities. From time to time we participates in disaster recovery exercises to confirm that such stored information remains accurate and accessible to us. Among other things, we secure and monitor our datacenter, regulate our data communication lines and maintain and supervise password policies and procedures to limit access to our data.
We take advantage of the our multistate office system by providing alternate locations from which our employees can temporarily perform essential business functions in the event of a firm or community-wide disruption. The decision to conduct operations from an alternate location will be made as soon as we determine the severity of the business disruption. Provisions have also been made for clients to continue to be able to contact our employees.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
If you have questions about our business continuity planning, you can contact us at (646) 679-1711.
Sign up for GrowthCap Insights