The ABS Ventures Hybrid Investing Approach
Traditional venture capital firms invest in growth-oriented businesses and typically remain active post-investment. Secondary buyout firms tend to have a complex approach to structuring transactions when purchasing interests in private companies, but limit direct involvement with their portfolio companies.
ABS Ventures has combined the best elements from both strategies to pursue special situation transactions among solid mid-stage companies with good growth potential. We have a deep understanding of the technologies we invest in, and employ active post-investment management techniques similar to an early-stage venture investor. However, we also have the expertise and ability to creatively structure these investments to offer new capital and liquidity to early investors, retire or restructure debt, and act as an outside lead for recapitalization. This approach enables our portfolio companies to unlock potential by realigning company equity structures, investors and management toward growth-oriented goals.