The typical Pioneer deal has the following features:
- Within the Energy, Environment and Water domains
- Will consider other core asset-based services (i.e. communications)
- Equity investment of €20 million to €150 million
- Sub-sector with significant growth and downside protection
- Value driven by growth, operational improvement, limited leverage
- Potential to benefit from active, knowledgeable investors
Pioneer’s goal is to spot important trends in its areas of expertise, one or two years before others, and to seek out entrepreneurs with similar vision operating in sub-sectors experiencing potentially beneficial change. Pioneer’s history demonstrates consistent achievement of this goal, and the Pioneer partners’ skills and professional networks give them an advantage over single country or pan-European generalists. As a result Pioneer is able to work with management and support companies in distinctive and often unique ways.