Our Purpose is to invest in quality healthcare companies to provide outstanding returns to our investors through improving the efficiency of healthcare delivery to enable better, faster and more accessible healthcare for society.
We believe private equity has an important role to play as it combines access to growth finance, operational influence and unlocking management potential in pursuit of our purpose. As active stewards of unique and high quality healthcare investments, we recognise we have responsibilities that go beyond those defined in any agreement, to our stakeholders:
- Our colleagues
- Our portfolio companies and their relationships
- Our investors and their ultimate beneficiaries
- Our industry and the broader society in which we operate
- Our environment
- Our suppliers
- Our business relationships
- Our regulators
We have these responsibilities because our activities will have an impact in the world in which people live and work now and in the future.
We are committed to responsible investment and long term sustainability. We believe that when it is embedded through our approach and policies, with a focus on high standards it enables us to mitigate risk, make better investment decisions and create stronger businesses, enhancing value for investors.
We believe that we should lead by example to make a positive difference in healthcare, through our operations, our investment process, our decision making, our influence through our portfolio companies and for all of our stakeholders now and in the future.
Our first Principle is the realisation that each person is a someone and not a some “thing” to be used and that we deliver value through a purpose that respects people and serves society. To us this means being:
- A good citizen
- A responsible and responsive employer
- Honest and fair with customers and suppliers
- A guardian for future generations and
- Having a purpose which delivers long-term sustainable performance
We are a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment, follows the British Venture Capital Association’s (“BVCA”) guidelines for Responsible Investment, and supports the Institutional Limited Partners Association Private Equity Principles.