Long Term Value Added Investors

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PrimeStone takes substantial minority stakes in listed companies that it believes
have significant potential for value creation. It then works constructively with
management and stakeholders to create long term enduring value.

PrimeStone was founded by three former partners from The Carlyle Group, who specialised in buyouts and have
invested and worked together across Europe for more than 23 years. They all share a prior experience as
consultants in strategy and operations improvement with The Boston Consulting Group.



PrimeStone primarily invests in a limited number of European companies
that exhibit four characteristics:


PrimeStone applies a private equity approach to investing, leveraging its founders’ combined 65+ years of investment experience, board participation and management

  • In-Depth Research PrimeStone conducts in-depth private equity-like proprietary research to assess industries’ attractiveness and businesses’ competitive advantage. It then identifies ways to create value typically through strategic allocation of capital and talent, ESG best practices, operational improvement or balance sheet optimisation.
  • Value Discipline PrimeStone’s approach to valuation focuses on sustainable cash flow generation and a deep understanding of the gap between the price of a security and its intrinsic value.
  • Active Engagement PrimeStone believes in the power of a constructive relationship between shareholders and management. The team brings a long experience of working with company executives and boards to significantly improve businesses over many economic cycles.
  • Long Term Horizon PrimeStone’s objective is to serve as anchor shareholder and as partner to management teams, which requires a longer term perspective and commitment than most public shareholders.


PrimeStone is committed to the highest standards of business practices and ethics, and the consideration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues is a central pillar of the way it evaluates potential investments.

PrimeStone believes that in the long term, companies that integrate sound ESG principles within their operations create greater shareholder value, as they:

  • Use fewer resources & less capital
  • Manage risk better
  • Attract higher quality talent
  • Inspire customer and shareholder loyalty and trust

PrimeStone discusses ESG practices with management teams and boards and, where necessary, makes recommendations to ensure appropriate practices are implemented.

PrimeStone Capital LLP is a carbon neutral business. A copy of our ESG policy is available on request.

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