Investment Criteria

Segments of the Consumer Industry
  • Retailers –  specialty stores, department stores, branded apparel, mass merchandisers, drug stores, discount chains, convenience and dollar stores, and food retailers
  • Wholesalers and manufacturers – branded consumer companies in soft goods, home d├ęcor, furniture, consumer staples, branded food, luxury goods, apparel, gifts, accessories, and toys
  • Distributors / consumer service – logistics management,  in-store service firms, and outsourced service providers
  • E-commerce and M-commerce platforms coupled with or independent from brick and mortar retail organizations
Key Investment Characteristics
  • Well-developed, sustainable brand equity
    • Strong consumer recognition, competitive or premium pricing potential
    • Multi-channel distribution potential
    • Leading or defendable market position
      • Some level of critical mass / infrastructure
      • Favorable demographics and growth trends
      • Differentiated value proposition
  • Growth and margin improvement potential
    • Brand, channel and / or geographic expansion opportunities
    • Opportunities for improvement in marketing and customer relationship management, sourcing or manufacturing
    • Strong ROI model that can be replicated
    • Achievable investment thesis with PCRP’s active assistance
Types of Situations
  • Management buyouts / recapitalizations
    • Ownership transition
    • Subsidiary divestitures
    • Partial recapitalizations
  • Growth capital
    • Later-stage growth companies
    • Capital and operational expertise to facilitate growth
  • Turnarounds and restructurings
    • Situations that favor PCRP’s operational expertise and rapid response
    • Companies that have temporary operating or financial problems, but sound fundamentals