For Entrepreneurs

Element Partners invests in high-growth companies offering innovative products and services to the global energy, transportation & mobility, food & water, manufacturing & materials, and built environment markets. Our objective is to provide growth capital and strategic experience to help proven management teams achieve their full potential. Today, Element manages $850 million in capital committed to investments in established high-growth businesses.

Partnership Philosophy

We partner with management teams and shareholders to build and grow successful businesses. We are active investors who provide strategic insight and industry experience while leaving the day-to-day operations in the hands of the management teams. We work together with management teams to maximize the full growth potential of our portfolio companies.

Creating Value

The Element team has significant experience as successful investors, entrepreneurs, and senior executives. We look to use this experience, along with our deep industry expertise and relationships, to add value to our portfolio companies. Specifically, we look to support our portfolio companies in the following ways:

  • Active board participation
  • Sales, marketing, and business development
  • Recruiting senior executives
  • Using our extensive network of contacts and relationships to make introductions to new customer or business partners
  • Providing strategic guidance
  • Long-term financial support
  • Planning and executing value realization for all shareholders
  • Sourcing, evaluating and executing on M&A opportunities
  • Structuring and negotiating bank relationships

Investment Scenarios

Element primarily provides capital to accelerate company growth and expand market share. However, there are a variety of scenarios where Element can be helpful in addressing your particular needs. We are very flexible regarding financial structure and are comfortable in minority and control equity positions. Element invests in the following scenarios:

  • Growth Capital
  • Acquisition financings
  • Secondary sales to provide liquidity to existing shareholders
  • Management buyouts
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Corporate divestitures or spin-outs
  • Industry consolidation or roll-ups
  • Take-private transactions
  • PIPEs