At Pelican Capital, we look to provide family offices with the advantages of private equity investing, without the well understood disadvantages of committing to a traditional fund model such as:
- Fixed deal structure / sector mandates that prevent opportunistic investing
- Blind pooling of capital with no veto on investments once capital is committed
- Fixed timelines that can incentivise exits at suboptimal value
Our solution is to provide quality deal flow directly to family offices and HNW investors, allowing them to choose individual businesses to hold in their private equity portfolio. This approach allows family offices to invest in growing and sustainable assets without committing to a fund structure. Our fees and our way of working are simple, transparent and aligned to our investors.
We typically invest as a majority but will also consider minority investments with the appropriate investor protections. Our approach allows us to look at all opportunities on their individual merit, with our typical investment being into UK based companies with sustainable profits greater than £1m.
We invest a substantial amount of our own capital alongside the families, who select investments on a deal by deal basis, with a combined equity cheque of up to £15m in each transaction.
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