INVESTMENT STRATEGY

WEP invests in the form of buyouts, growth equity, and recapitalizations.
We seek to generate industry leading equity returns by investing
in great companies and helping them grow and improve their operations.


INVESTMENT SIZE

We target equity investments between $5 million and $40 million in each of our portfolio companies but have the ability to scale up our investment size when appropriate

GEOGRAPHY

Primarily focused on North America

INDUSTRIES

WEP is focused on companies in the infrastructure, industrial, energy and business services sectors, although we are open to investing in other industries where we have relationships with operating executives

STRUCTURES

We are flexible on the types of equity structures we employ, recognizing that companies have differing capital needs. In minority investment situations, we prefer to invest with downside protection and with some control rights

FINANCIAL POLICY

We do not employ aggressive leverage in our transactions. We believe that leverage restricts management’s ability to pursue growth opportunities in middle market businesses

PARTNERSHIPS

We recognize that private equity investing is about partnerships – partnerships with owners, executives and employees of our portfolio companies. As owners, we are transparent in communicating our goals for each investment and collaborate with our management teams to build strategies to achieve those goals

We seek to be involved in each business that we invest in, whether it be establishing board level strategy priorities, structuring financings, assisting with mergers and acquisitions, or building financial and operating structure, but we leave day-to-day responsibility for managing our portfolio companies to the executives