We established a set of guiding principles at the founding of our firm

Collaboration We promote a culture that is collegial yet grounded in open, thorough and critical debate

Alignment We invest our own capital alongside our investors’ and insist that our management team partners do the same

Responsibility We capitalize our businesses responsibly to withstand economic cycles and other factors beyond our control

Accountability We prefer significant ownership stakes and the responsibilities this entails

Integrity We always conduct ourselves with integrity

Excellence We strive for excellence in every aspect of our business

Quality We focus on stable, high-quality businesses that have sustainable advantages, good long-term prospects and attractive return-on-capital characteristics

Partnership We partner with talented management teams and provide them with operational and strategic support to enhance the value of our businesses

They help guide us as we build Altas over time