Founding Principles

Our Founding Principles

BC Partners has maintained a strong and stable independent partnership since it was established over 25 years ago. By adhering to its founding principles, BC Partners has grown and evolved, along with the development of the private equity market, in a deliberate, disciplined and conservative manner. These principles are embedded in the mindset and approach of the current and future leaders of BC Partners.

Partnership Approach

  • Wholly owned by senior executives
  • The partnership is more important than any one individual
  • Equal voting and majority consent

Intellectual Honesty

  • Rigorous and objective analysis of investment opportunities
  • Thorough and open discussion
  • Assessment of merits and issues
  • Focus on balance of risk and reward

Continuous Learning

  • Investment professionals develop judgement and experience
    through broad exposure
  • Everyone benefits from shared experiences and knowledge
    across the firm
  • Culture of constant learning at all levels

Ownership and Responsibility

  • Rigorous approach to due diligence
  • One team participating in all stages of an investment process
  • Substantial investment by the team in funds advised by BC Partners

Value of Focus

  • One firm-wide strategy provides clarity of objectives
  • Leads to a reduction of risk
  • Creates a sustainable competitive advantage
  • Commitment to Partnership
  • Intellectual Honesty
  • Continuous Learning
  • Ownership and Responsibility
  • Value of Focus