The Arowana investment philosophy is underpinned by a belief that strong investment returns can be generated whilst maintaining a commitment to sustainability. Furthermore, we consider that entrepreneurial resilience and a long term investment horizon are the keys to sustained investment outperformance.
Since inception not only have we delivered very strong returns but importantly have created jobs and value without realising any investment losses across our various operating companies or investment funds. We believe our genuinely entrepreneurial culture with never-say-die resilience has been the primary driver contributing to our results to date.
Our investment process is time-tested, data driven and forensic. We have demonstrated that this process is not influenced by populist thinking and we are comfortable being contrarian where appropriate. What is uncommon about Arowana is that where others would have given up on an investment, we have persisted and eventually delivered highly profitable returns. This is because our team comprises of a number of seasoned entrepreneurs and operators that have experienced what it takes to overcome the myriad of challenges involved with starting, fixing, building, scaling up and successfully selling businesses.
The Arowana team has started, bought, fixed, scaled up and exited businesses in sectors as diverse as enterprise software, road infrastructure services, education, power and electrical services, industrial testing, solar energy, electric vehicles, asset management and venture capital. In the process, we have helped to create thousands of jobs and considerable economic value. As with any entrepreneurial journey, it has never been straight forward and is never linear. We have encountered and had to overcome numerous challenges with every company we have been involved with, including some situations where both external and internal stakeholders considered it be a lost cause.
Today, our investment philosophy and process is guided by our commitment to a triple bottom line of People, Planet and Profit. This is absolute and impacts every decision we make, including the sectors we invest in, the companies we work with and the people that we hire.