Two Roads Equity is an investment holding company formed to provide a unique alternative for business owners looking to transition their business or bring on a partner to assist with managing growth.
We believe in the power of partnership. Building a successful business requires bringing together talented individuals with complementary strengths, skills and experiences and helping them achieve more together than they could apart. An important aspect of our partnership orientation is recognizing and appreciating what is already in place. We strive to maintain the talent, culture and business practices that have contributed to historical successes while bringing new ideas, resources and experiences to each partnership to help address the challenges of today and opportunities of tomorrow.
We invest a significant portion of our personal net worth into partner businesses with complementary capital provided by a small group of individuals, family offices and institutional investors we have successfully worked with in the past. Our capital is patient capital, aligning our success with the long-term success of each business. As a significant shareholder in each business we are committed to conservative capital structures that provide latitude to execute a thoughtful long-term growth strategy and take advantage of unexpected short- term opportunities.
We invest in a limited number of businesses with significant growth potential because it takes considerable effort to grow a business. Our partner company management teams and employees are committed to completing the work required to grow a successful business, so it makes sense to us to show an equal level of commitment. We have operating experience and can roll up our sleeves next to our management partners, respecting their expertise while providing support and guidance based on our experience.
Successful companies are built on the foundation of their executive leadership – and not just their technical or intellectual capabilities. There are plenty of smart people that cannot get a team of people organized around a common mission and following in the collective direction of building a great business. Dan can – and it might be his greatest strength. He’s a tremendous leader – and someone Prairie is always interested in partnering with.
Believe in your partners and strive to be worthy of their belief in you.
Trust is an essential building block of strong partnerships, encapsulating elements of character and competence. We build trust at first interaction by being transparent with our intentions and communicating openly, honesty and directly with prospective partners. We build on this foundation of trust throughout the relationship by delivering on our commitments. Our reputation is our most valued currency, accumulated by successfully applying our talents one interaction, one relationship and one partnership at a time.
You learn to walk by falling over.
There are few worthy pursuits in life where the satisfaction of success is enjoyed without first tasting the bitterness of failure. The plight of the entrepreneur is no different, where setbacks and successes mark the path traveled to grow a great business. We stand ready to face the challenges ahead with a positive attitude and focused resolve, reminded that our greatest triumphs of the past have sprung from some of our greatest challenges.
Argue like you are right, listen like you are wrong.
Curiosity is the fuel that propels constructive change. As committed life-learners, we seek to understand the how, why, what, when and where about the world around us. We do not fear what we do not know. Rather, we actively seek opportunities to grow and improve. We strive to create learning environments in our partner companies where great ideas, big and small, can flourish. We value the unique skills and experiences of each of our partners and seek to draw better solutions from our collective wisdom.
We define the limits of our own success.
We are motivated to build market-leading businesses. While financial results provide a useful measuring stick for success, our motivations extend beyond the financial. We aspire to develop businesses that enrich the lives of our partners, customers, communities and country. We do not shy away from setting big goals for ourselves and our partner companies. We will provide the resources and resolve necessary to reach our objectives and unlock the full potential of our partner companies and teams.
Be genuine in all dealings and be good stewards of our customer’s time and money are not only two core values Dan established for StatLab Medical Products, but also his personal mission. The acquisition of StatLab and three family and entrepreneur owned business add-ons were successful due to Dan’s personal integrity and drive to maximize value for customers, investors, and employees alike.
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