A "Hands On" Partnership
Our business model is simple: we directly invest in and operate small to medium-sized enterprises, working in partnership alongside entrepreneurs and leadership teams to provide the support that is essential to realising great success. We help our partners develop, grow and to overcome inevitable challenges along the way, never losing sight of the long term.
We are true partners. We find businesses that serve a real purpose within their industries and in society but need our support to manoeuvre into sustained growth. We are not passive investors who ‘hope for the best’, nor are we consultants who engage from the sidelines; we are hands-on operators. The Arowana team are always ready to roll up their sleeves and work alongside management teams, often during difficult inflection points to overcome any obstacle and develop creative solutions. We never give up.
We value and respect the entrepreneurial spirit – in fact, we live by it. We are unique in that we truly know what it means to start, scale up and operate businesses, because we count among our team those who have successfully done it.
Our perspective is distinctly global and cross-sector, from technology and finance, to leadership and data science, among many others. As a result, we can join the dots, exporting learnings from one industry to another.
We pair experience and instinct with rigorous, forensic research, and data analysis, allowing us to find opportunity for investment and operational value creation where others may not.
We understand that the work we do benefits more than the bottom line and we always consider the impact of our actions. Businesses are people; although we’re able to make hard choices, we do so responsibly. We want to see businesses and economies grow in a sustainable way and in doing so create value for our partners and ourselves.