Investment Philosophy

Partnering with Management

At Roark, we believe the best way to create value is to form a close partnership with outstanding operating executives and a value-added Board of Directors. Strong relationships are the basis upon which we identify and pursue attractive investment opportunities.

True partnership encourages open communication and prompt decision-making. We view our role as facilitating the achievement of management's vision for a company by providing capital and by sharing insights, ideas and experiences with management. At the same time, we firmly believe that the responsibility for running the business rests solely with the executives of that company - not with us. To align the goals of management, the Board of Directors and Roark, all of these constituents typically have equity positions in each of Roark's investments.