Our Approach

Our Approach

We adhere to a partnership approach to all our investments, borne from our unique and proven track record across both majority and minority investments.

Our team has invested across a wide range of industries and complements the management team’s industry knowledge. We bring strategic skills, capital for expansion and expertise in acquisitions, management team development and exit planning.

We focus on growth businesses in Australia and New Zealand with capital requirements between $20 million and $80 million, typically with enterprise values between $50 million and $200 million.

Ways we can help include:

Management buy-outs
When a large company is selling a non-core business, management is often the logical buyer but they lack the required capital. CHAMP Ventures has a long history of partnering with managers already running the business or with experienced executives looking to complete a management buy-in. We offer managers the capital and expertise in making the acquisition and provide the vendor with speed and certainty.

Click here to view a case study on Amdel.

Expansion capital
Growth requires capital, whether to fund more capacity, an acquisition or expansion into a new market. At CHAMP Ventures we provide equity capital and assist in arranging debt financing to seize opportunities as they arise. We bring experience in developing the organisational systems to deliver growth and advise on how to avoid common pitfalls. We take a minority shareholding alongside a company’s founders and work together to realise growth.

Click here to view a case study on Mastermyne.

Replacement capital
Not all company owners want to sell 100% of their shares. Sometimes different shareholders have different goals – some looking to exit while others wish to realise future potential. Alternatively, founders may want to sell only a portion of their shares. We can help existing shareholders to diversify their wealth and then work closely together to maximise the ultimate value of the business. We can also help fouders with succession planning and transitioning out of day to day management. CHAMP Ventures has a proven track record in structuring replacement capital investments where we buy out existing shareholders.

Click here to view a case study on Retail Apparel Group.