H2 evaluates all transactions based on the fit with our selective investment criteria. Once a fit is determined, we execute a thorough due diligence ourselves, of the company and its industry as well as its growth- and operational improvement-potential.
Together with management, we create a value creation plan prior to the transaction, ensuring that management and H2 are aligned at the outset. During our ownership, we focus predominantly on the execution and progress tracking of this value creation plan.
A deal team typically consists of two or three H2 professionals who remain involved with the company from the start of the transaction through to the eventual exit. This approach also avoids potential confusion between the deal-team and an operational support team. Furthermore, we will join the Board as a non-executive and don’t use outsiders to represent us.