At Cerium Technology we choose our investments very carefully, only pursuing the companies that align with our expertise and unique value proposition. We look for opportunities to build and grow sustainable, successful businesses in our target markets.
We have focused on technology industry since our founding. We look for companies that research and develop a proprietary technology solution and either license it to their customers or leverage it internally to create a technology-enabled service.
The value proposition of these technologies will be targeted to increasing revenues, decreasing costs, or mitigating risks within the energy or capital markets sectors. Our energy sector focus includes crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids, coal, fuels and electricity. Our capital markets focus includes trading in equities, debt, currencies or commodities.
Our investment size ranges from $500,000 to $20 million. Development of best practices among portfolio companies allows us to quickly evaluate the potential of investments in this range. Our target investments are typically in an early stage of their lifecycle, and show potential for both significant revenue growth and profitable operations. We invest as either majority or minority interest and take an active role on the board of directors.
Our transaction structure is flexible, include management and/or leveraged buyouts, growth financing, acquisition financing, or recapitalizations.
Our evaluation of prospective investments looks for companies that have potential for profitability, differentiation, and scalability. Common attributes of ideal targets include existing or potential recurring revenue, mission critical importance to the customer, dedicated management team, attractive customer attributes, compelling customer value proposition, defensible competitive position, and high profitability potential.