Firm's Guiding Principles
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Our Mission
We invest in and build businesses which strive to provide best-in-class services through innovation, operational excellence and strong leadership. Our goal is to create shareholder value while having a positive impact on our environment and our society. We call this conscious capitalism.

  • We are long-term investors and business builders; we believe that if you think and invest long-term and concentrate on operational excellence, then the exit will take care of itself.
  • We see the good in what we do and seek managers who are passionate about their company's mission beyond wealth creation.
  • We value our reputation for honesty, integrity and fair dealing and believe these are critical to success in life and in business.
  • We respect confidentiality.
  • In keeping with our belief that owners make better managers, our professionals personally invest alongside our Partners' capital to align our goals; we “eat our own cooking.”
  • Our firm is built on a foundation of mutual respect; we value a working environment that promotes an open exchange of ideas and fosters creative thinking - there is no bad idea.
  • We are a team, not a collection of individuals.
  • Generation is a meritocracy; performance is measured and rewarded based on long-term investment success.
  • We believe in hiring and empowering self-motivated, risk-comfortable people.


Doing Well - Doing Good
Generation has a long history of being involved in organizations that allow our firm to "do well while doing good". This is a meaningful consideration in our decision process and is an underlying theme shared by many of our investments.

Post University and MedVance Institute help people expand and enhance their lives through education and career preparation. Virtual Radiologic provides a new technology-based medical service that enables the remote reading of diagnostic images which allows faster response times and increases the likelihood of a specialist seeing a patient’s scan in an emergency. Agility Recovery Solutions offers disaster recovery solutions which help companies and people in times of trouble. Sterling InfoSystems helps companies hire high-integrity people. Hotjobs pioneered a new way for people to quickly find a job. LVI Services removes hazardous materials such as asbestos, lead paint and mold from work spaces. Generation builds businesses that make meaningful contributions and we do it through hard work and "center field" ethics. We see the good in what we do and we feel privileged to be involved with so many great managers and companies.