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.
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
Primarily focused on North America
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
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
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
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