Our Investment Strategy

Investment Processes

We believe that long-term value creation is based on industry and operational expertise, rather than financial engineering. Each year, our team reviews a large number of potential investment opportunities and selects a small number to become Shipston portfolio companies. For each opportunity, we conduct extensive due diligence to assess a company’s management team, market position and growth prospects. Our investment professionals spend significant time with a company’s senior managers to understand both the opportunities and risks of the business.

The Shipston Factor

Under Michael Dingman’s leadership, Shipston possesses a long history of expertise in securing and managing tens of billions of dollars in acquisitions combined with ingenuity in operations, turnarounds, restructurings and underwritings. We maintain a first-rate network of operating talent and relationships with leaders worldwide. Our unique history and sense of commitment are key to increasing equity value.

Management Insights

Our competitive advantage derives from our deep industry knowledge and management expertise, both of which enable us to generate value through operational improvements. With a large number of international private equity funds and capital liquidity, management teams increasingly seek value-added investors, with assets and resources beyond investment capital. Supported by a network of industry experts, Shipston’s investment professionals have an in-depth understanding of the industry’s economic drivers, inherent risks and opportunities for value creation.