At ACON, we are committed to creating value for our portfolio companies and investors by identifying situations within our sectors of focus, embracing complexity and partnering with management teams to build strong, resilient companies.
We have developed deep expertise across the Consumer, Industrials and Business Services sectors, and we identify situations in which we can create meaningful value through brand repositioning, industry consolidation, corporate carve-outs or as the first institutional capital for family-owned businesses. We pursue a thematic approach to identify companies that are at inflection points in their evolution, and we think creatively to drive sustainable growth.
As active investors, we add value throughout the lifecycle of each investment in our portfolio by embracing a Partner mindset and working closely with management teams.
We leverage our experience, expertise and network to enhance the value of our companies through operational and technological improvements, strategic and financial initiatives, recruiting resources and creating opportunities unique to each company to drive value creation and realization.
ACON is a seasoned investor in Latin America with a deep understanding of the dynamics within different countries and sectors. Our value-oriented, pan-regional approach allows us to identify attractive opportunities and to create value across markets and cycles. We identify niches that offer competitive advantages, and we seek companies with untapped potential where opportunity exists to outperform individual markets.
An improved economic environment, rising middle class and increasingly technology-savvy population coupled with a general shortage of capital creates attractive investment opportunities in Latin America. With these fundamentals in mind, ACON focuses on companies at the intersection of specific sectors and economic themes. Similar to our strategy in the United States, we partner with management teams to drive value through increased operating efficiencies, strategic and financial initiatives and growth opportunities unique to each company and region.