Antarctica Capital believes in an active ownership approach to our investments that provides more than capital. We are typically a control or co-control investor, and from the time of investment we remain involved in shaping the direction and growth of our portfolio companies and assets.
Integrated Investment Approach
Antarctica Capital has integrated investment and operating teams enabling us to take a holistic approach to our investments, from underwriting and investment through holding and eventual disposition. We are actively involved in shaping the direction and transformation of portfolio companies and assets. Our holistic investment approach with its emphasis on strong underwriting discipline, partnering with leading management teams, execution of growth strategies, technology, operational consulting, and capital structure optimization, helps to maximize value through the investment lifecycle.
Antarctica Capital emphasizes thesis-driven investments grounded upon deep knowledge of industry dynamics, conviction around specific trends, and the pursuit of catalyst-driven market opportunities. Our objective is to offer investors transaction opportunities that are either off-market or require a particular set of expertise and relationships not readily available to others. This often leads us towards path-breaking investment strategies or overlooked companies and assets that can be enhanced through our operational expertise and other capabilities. Antarctica Capital has an absolute return focus which leads us to rigorously evaluate and build conviction around each investment opportunity. Antarctica Capital’s key value creating investment strategies including SIGA®, SARO® and SEREY™ reflect our thesis-driven approach.
We are an active direct investor, not a capital allocator
Our value proposition is that of an active direct investor rather than a capital allocator. Antarctica Capital remains focused on identifying investments that offer compelling risk-adjusted returns for investors on an absolute basis. Our approach is built upon a disciplined origination approach to sourcing quality companies and assets, partnering with experienced management teams to execute on investment theses, and employing an active ownership approach throughout the lifecycle of the investment. Leveraging our knowledge and experience, we prioritize capital preservation by investing in companies and assets that offer downside protection and also have opportunity for growth.
We provide more than capital
Antarctica Capital’s investment approach is to provide more than capital to target companies and assets.
The firm cultivates investment opportunities that offer the potential for value creation through the application of our expertise and relationships. Our team identifies opportunities based on extensive knowledge of industry and target company dynamics, conviction around specific trends, deep-rooted relationships, and a proactive origination approach. We make investments in companies and assets where Antarctica Capital and our network of advisors have conviction that our expertise and relationships can make a genuine difference and create value. This approach uniquely positions Antarctica Capital to maximize value relative to firms that are primarily capital allocators and lack an operational focus.
Sustainable investing is both a strategy and a key part of the value proposition of Antarctica Capital. Antarctica Capital takes specific steps to help our portfolio companies establish an environment that promotes the firm’s sustainability objectives and alignment with Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles.
Antarctica Capital has committed its capital to the implementation of a platform to monitor the sustainability of our investments at an asset level. We believe the ability to generate this data, irrespective of where assets are located globally, provides us with a market leading capability to monitor the sustainability, including environmental and social impact, of our investments. This monitoring platform will enable Antarctica Capital to ensure sustainability as an integral and differentiated part of our business model.
Antarctica Capital believes that incorporating sustainability-related principles throughout the investment lifecycle supports our goal of long-term value creation and being responsible stewards of the capital entrusted to us by our investors.