At Carmichael, we are focused exclusively on growth-oriented venture capital investments in three targeted sectors–media, communications and information services. We believe that key trends are changing the competitive landscape and creating opportunities for many companies in these sectors. Our investment strategy is to work actively with portfolio companies in these sectors to build and transform market-leading businesses. We believe that this operationally-focused approach appeals to certain families, founders and managers who seek an involved and value-added investment partner to help pursue growth and strategic opportunities, capitalize on industry trends and preserve the cultures of their companies.
We strive to bring more than capital to each company in which we invest. In particular, our principals have a broad set of industry, regulatory, financial and government relationships and significant experience in working with companies in our targeted sectors. We seek to apply these backgrounds and experiences to increase the size, profitability and strategic value of our portfolio companies. In short, we are sector-focused “company builders” with a long-term focus and not just shorter-term “financial engineers”. We seek to be ideal partners with families, founders and management who are passionate about their businesses, and we will consider acquiring both minority and majority ownership stakes.