The Arowana investment philosophy is underpinned by a belief that strong investment returns can be generated whilst maintaining a commitment to sustainability, an entrepreneurial resilience that comes from real life business building experience and a long term investment horizon. 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 primarily of seasoned entrepreneurs and operators that have overcome a myriad of challenges to fix, build, scale up and successfully sell businesses.
Since inception not only have we delivered very strong returns but importantly have not realised any investment losses across our various companies or investment funds. We believe our genuinely entrepreneurial culture, focus and never-say-die resilience have been the primary drivers contributing to our results to date.
The Arowana team has 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 and asset management. In the process, we have created 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 will invest in and the type of people we hire.