We target a limited number of sectors to ensure a balance of industry focus and risk diversification. Each of our funds is tailored to specific industries, with dedicated governance boards and specialist advisory councils comprising industry experts. Opportunities are sourced through extensive industry research that identifies supply-demand imbalanced scenarios, and screened through appropriate levels of due-diligence. Projects are ultimately selected where our investment criteria are met.
For each project, Manton adopts a preferred capital structure and comprehensive performance-based incentives for management, resulting in the structural alignment of all participants. Our structures are premised on the core principles of motivational psychology. We believe that investment performance is underpinned by effective working relationships.
Manton's key personnel participate directly in each investment across the organisational and project governance frameworks. We have a thorough understanding of the strategic drivers and operations of each of our portfolio companies. While we seek to create value through transferring our capabilities, our ultimate aim is the build enduring relationships that transcend the investment cycle.
Due to Manton's focus on early stage investing, significant resources are applied to systems development underpinned by cloud-based technology as a key element of the de-risking process. Manton maintains strategic relationships with Microsoft, Adobe and Autodesk, and adopts as policy a world class integrated management system providing assurance to the ISO9000 and IFRS series of standards.