Merchant Place Investments is a private investment company with offices in Sydney and Brisbane. Our investor clients are some of Australia’s most successful families and charitable foundations.
Merchant Place invests in businesses that consistently generate cash flow for their owners — we call these enduringly profitable businesses. We do not follow the “aggressive growth, high risk approach” associated with private equity.
The firm is owned by its principals. Our team are experienced private company investors, having completed over 30 platform business acquisitions. We also bring extensive operational experience at the CEO, CFO, and COO level and have successfully operated a number of our own businesses.
PRIVATE COMPANY INVESTOR
WHY MERCHANT PLACE INVESTMENTS?
Focus on enduring profitability
We seek sustainable free cash flow
Growth potential is balanced against the risk of capital loss
Attractive for investors and management shareholders seeking regular cash distributions
Very long investment horizon
Our investors are comfortable holding good investments for 7+ years
Unlike traditional private equity, no artificial timelines or pressure to sell out at the wrong time
Low or no debt leverage
Less financial risk
Cash flow available for growth and dividends
No restrictive bank covenants
Simplifies the transaction
Family business culture
Most of our investors are family offices — business builders, not financial engineers
The team and our investors understand and respect the history and culture of family-owned or founded businesses