Sustainable Private Equity
SISPE Capital Management organizes and manages a unique set of alternative investments that serve “middle market” businesses that are the engines of their communities. We believe that if more businesses are owned within a community and support a community, the community is stronger
We believe that if more businesses are owned within a community and support a community, the community is stronger. We recognize that when business transitions and expansions are sponsored by typical private equity funds, that tie to community can be broken.
We organize and manage a different kind of investment funds that allow business owners and investors to maintain a balance between capital and community. We call it Social Impact Sustainable Private Equity (SISPE).
Our funds are structured to provide an above-average, regular current income stream. This is different than the typical private equity model which provides very little cash return until the portfolio is liquidated in 7-10 years.
Our funds will provide patient capital with purposes better aligned with the long-term goals of a business, its employees, and the community. This is different from the private equity model which focuses solely on re-selling the business within a five-to-seven-year window, with little regard to the long-term and intergenerational value of the business.
Our funds mitigate the uncertainty and short horizons associated with businesses that have historically provided jobs and philanthropic support of the community, but which have become involved with private equity. This is different from the private equity model which seeks solely to generate wealth for investors outside the community that a business formerly served.
The origins of SISPE Capital Management are found the story behind the Rerum Novarum Fund. The founders of SISPE saw businesses that were cornerstones of their Catholic parishes go through private-equity sponsored transactions, watched nervously as the support that those businesses gave their parishes and schools hung in the balance, and decided that there had to be better options that could serve both the economic and non-economic goals of the business owners and their community while still delivering attractive returns to investors.Learn More