Companies grow best when they have smart, ambitious plans and implement them quickly. They focus sharply on operations and sales activity, and keep a tight rein on costs and cash flow. Doing all this at once is no mean feat but the reward is strong growth, profits and cashflow.
This approach is well-proven in large companies and private equity. Constant Equity was launched to apply the same techniques to small and medium sized companies, to improve them and their prospects. In the end, this makes the companies we work with more profitable, and worth more.
A personal mission
Constant Equity was set up by Paul Moxon, a seasoned private equity investor. He is a Cambridge engineering graduate and a PwC-trained Chartered Accountant. From 2000 to 2007 he worked for ABN AMRO Capital then, from 2007 to 2012, was a founder partner in AAC Capital Partners.
Paul's job was to discover and negotiate management buy out deals. He would then act as investor director on company boards, working with the management team to develop the companies. He dealt with stakes in companies worth more than £1 billion (see our experience for more detail).
Since 2013 he has been working independently as a private company investor, and in 2016 launched Constant Equity.
Paul was always looking to the future with a clear focus on improving the value of the business. He quickly understood our growth drivers and was prepared to back me and my team with the investment needed to make it happen. I enjoyed working with him - his dry sense of humour remained intact even when discussions got heated!
How we build value
Two classic routes to growth are launching new products and entering new markets. The key to success is to make clear plans and pursue them hard.
This might be traditional ‘ops’ areas such as production and logistics, or tougher areas like sales management or working capital control.
Thorough commercial and financial analysis can find opportunities in pricing, product portfolio management or product profitability.
Tracking performance - and new initiatives - is critical. Often it helps to slim down financial reporting to focus on what really matters.
Why we are different
We are a strategic investment partner: as well as funding, we bring a depth of experience. Perhaps this will be the catalyst for your business to embark on big growth plans.... or maybe help you reach the right judgement when you face a tough decision.
When Constant Equity invests in your company, the relationship is close and personal, and we are not driven by rigid corporate rules about process or timescales. Our approach is simple and clear. We invest, we help the business, and we earn our return as our investment increases in value.
If you are interested in working with us, please read our investment criteria.