Investment Evaluation & Due Diligence
New investments are evaluated on the following range of criteria:
- General suitability includes compatibility with Core Values and Vision, strategic alignment with other portfolio assets and capacity to manage associated risks.
- Financial suitability must be tested with multi-period financial projections over an appropriate investment horizon, calculation of expected financial return on investment and comparison of capital requirements to available resources.
- Management capability must be demonstrated by sufficient experience and professional qualifications. Senior management proposed to carry out a business plan must have an alignment of interests to the Corporation and sufficiently motivated to perform.
- Controlling interests are generally preferred to passive investments in order to provide voting control over budgets and other vital strategic and operational decisions.
- Exit Strategies are evaluated at the outset of an investment and preference is placed on those investments that offer a practical exit strategy.