32 Degrees Investment Strategy

The 32 Degrees investment strategy has been tested and improved upon over many economic cycles and various business conditions. The strategy has successfully been deployed by the team as both operators and fund managers allowing them to see issues from “both sides of the fence” and provide relevant and value added strategic direction to portfolio companies.

 

    Leverage our relevant industry experience.

The 32 Degrees investment team has spent their entire careers working and investing in the Canadian energy industry. The team has “been there and done it”. The team has all of the critical elements for making successful oil and gas investments including geology, engineering, financial, and relevant operating expertise. We look to utilize this experience in providing strategic direction to our portfolio companies, anticipating market opportunities, and managing risk at both the portfolio and individual investment level.


    Active partnership.

Our experience operating and investing over various business cycles allows us to work closely with management to provide strategic advice, deal sourcing, risk management and evaluation support. In addition, all of our investment opportunities must have a committed and independent board of directors with the skill and experience required to provide effective guidance.


    Maximize our strong network of industry contacts.

Our extensive and deep industry network was built over our long history of success, first as operators and then as fund managers. We continue to build deep relationships by being the equity partner of choice for management teams. We are continuously working within our network to build and strengthen relationships with industry participants and proactively seek new proprietary investment opportunities.


    Invest in strong management teams.

32 Degrees makes equity investments in opportunities with management teams that have exceptional execution skills, a strong track record of success, coverage of all critical disciplines, and technical expertise that suits the business strategy. There must also be a strong alignment with management through material equity commitments, appropriate incentives, and a common view on exit. 


    Adhere to a disciplined investment, due diligence and post-investment process:

32 Degrees completes a comprehensive and extensive investment and due diligence process prior to investment involving detailed geological, engineering, and financial analysis. Our disciplined, integrated internal approach ensures that we have examined all the crucial elements of an investment and that we have appropriately acknowledged an investment’s risks and opportunities. Once the investment is completed we continue to work with management teams to help ensure the strong execution of their business model.


    Execute a distinct value creation model. 

The key to our investment strategy is to know where we are going before we begin. Before we make any investment we ensure that management, the board and shareholders agree on a strong business plan to grow and create value in a time frame that is consistent with our investment criteria.