CORE VALUESPARTNERSHIP - PASSION - DISCIPLINE
MISSIONOur mission is to build winning companies to deliver superior returns to our investors.
STRATEGYOur strategy is to acquire good businesses and partner with management to drive fundamental improvement.
Since 1982, Sterling has been widely sharing equity and/or options with employees of portfolio companies. Sterling’s founder Gordon Cain wrote a book called “Everybody Wins!”, detailing Sterling’s philosophy on sharing economics and alignment of interest. Sterling has consistently found that this program is a key to forming a true partnership with portfolio company employees. Sterling believes the pace of progress dramatically increases when Sterling and employees are economically aligned and when employees can participate in a successful investment outcome.
Sterling’s mission is to partner with management teams to build winning companies to deliver superior returns to our investors. We recognize that our portfolio companies’ activities have an impact on the employees, communities, and the environments in which they operate. We believe Sterling’s efforts to grow and improve these companies will also have a positive impact on the performance and sustainability of each company. We hold ourselves accountable to positively impact the relevant environmental, social and governance issues facing our companies. Sterling believes that incorporating ESG factors in all aspects of the investment process is a key part of building winning businesses. In addition, Sterling has made investments in several businesses that are involved with plastic recycling, including Tangent Technologies, Greenbridge, and Evergreen Recycling.
STERLING HAS ADOPTED A SET OF GUIDELINES THAT FALL INTO THREE AREAS