firms have different styles and procedures for managing their portfolio
companies. Many firms rely on financial statements and occasional
board meetings to monitor progress. Other firms place their own management
teams in a company for complete control over operations.
Autonomy: We strongly believe in the operating autonomy
of management. We work closely with management to establish
and achieve long-term goals, but we depend on them for day-to-day
decision making, to initiate growth plans, and to lead the
company into the future.
The blue 9 principals collaborate extensively with senior management
to clearly articulate business objectives and to identify the
information and business metrics that will be used to evaluate