TerraNova Partners firmly believes that the success of a company is driven by the strength of the management team and the people within the organization.
It is this primary characteristic that sets apart a great company from merely a good company and it is the foundation of our investment philosophy.
TerraNova looks for “storied” companies and unique investment opportunities. That is to say, we will not invest just because there is the prospect of earning a good return. We need to see a real advantage held by a company in its chosen industry. We must also be convinced that the management team, with our support and capital investment, will accelerate their business plan.
TerraNova, through its principals, Entrepreneurs-in-Residence and other partners, can also bring added management support to its investee companies, enabling them to better manage operations and accelerate growth.
TerraNova invests in operating companies that meet our investment criteria. We are generalists, where we look at industrial, financial and business services, healthcare, and alternative materials and energy companies, preferring businesses that are users of technology (vs. creators of technology). TerraNova will only look at resource investments where we have known the management team for a long time and in whom we have a high degree of confidence. In such instances, we do not take a leadership position, but rather take a passive investment role. We do not invest in real estate, retail, biotech or primary natural resource extraction companies.