Invest in People and Culture
SunTx believes in partnering with experienced owners and established management teams whose interests align with its own. A successful business is only as good as the people who drive its operations and create a winning culture. When identifying potential investment opportunities, SunTx places emphasis on understanding the character, strategic vision, objectives and capabilities of its potential partners. The firm actively listens to its partners and values their relationships with their customers, communities and employees. The firm further supports its management teams through a systematic approach to examining industry dynamics and economics and believes that operational improvement drives value enhancement, regardless of market conditions.
Focus on the Sunbelt
SunTx believes investing in companies located in the Sunbelt region produce attractive financial returns to its partners. In the last decade, the Southern United States experienced higher economic growth than any other region in the country and the outlook remains favorable for the foreseeable future. In addition to strong economic growth, the Sunbelt region of the United States benefits from solid business fundamentals, such as lower cost labor, strong population growth, lower tax rates and business friendly regulatory environments. These attributes, coupled with a relative scarcity of private equity investment funds dedicated to this region, make the Sunbelt an ideal geographic region for further growth and investment by SunTx.
Drive Longer-Term Value
Unlike many of its peers, SunTx believes in a longer-term investment horizon. The firm understands that growth cannot be fueled solely by financial leverage or realized within a pre-determined deadline. SunTx partners with its management teams, providing the tools, as well as the time needed to advance a business to the next level of profitability and cash flow generation. A few of the tools the firm provides to its portfolio partners are operational expertise, sophisticated strategy consulting and legal support. This approach benefits the companies in which SunTx invests and helps drive strong returns to its limited partners.