Investment Process

Innovative Emerging and Frontier markets strategy built on the pillars of entrepreneurial culture and best-in-class institutional structure.

Process

Duet Private Equity Investment Process

  • Sourcing Capabilities
  • Deal Structuring: A Focus on Operational Control and Protecting the Downside
  • Thorough Due Diligence Process
  • Corporate Governance
  • Active Portfolio Management
  • Exit Planning & Execution
  • Strong track record of sourcing proprietary transactions as demonstrated through our deal portfolio as well as pipeline through our network and strong stable of operating partners.
  • Local experience and Duet’s Operating partners/country partners vast contacts allow access to a large number of off-market opportunities.
  • Largely controlling stakes to allow strong operational and management control.
  • Significant minority can be considered with strong downside protection.
  • High focus on innovative deal structures (convertibles, put options, management at holding-company level) and milestone-based funding in tranches.
  • Access to top quality service providers and to Duet’s extensive network of advisors, lawyers, investors, consultants & companies.
  • Detailed Due Diligence process on the commercial, financial, legal and tax risks.
  • Full ESG Due Diligence.
  • Background checks conducted through specialised service providers and within our network.
  • Significant influence on investee companies with ability to bring in new management.
  • Stringent cash flow management at investee companies with the appointment of the CFO.
  • Strong governance rights is a prerequisite to any investment by DPEL.
  • Partnering with experienced strategic or operating partners, as well as best-in-class management teams.
  • Full involvement in planning and executing growth plan with hands-on involvement in accounting and control systems together with financial reporting.
  • Quarterly reviews of the performance of portfolio companies, with weekly or even daily interaction with each portfolio company.
  • Strong private equity track record ensures transactions are appropriately structured to allow maximum flexibility upon exit (drag rights, tag rights, put options etc.).
  • Leverage on our strong global network of multinationals and strategic partners to ensure investee companies get in front of all of the relevant potential industrial buyers.
  • Strong competitive advantage with respect to exit via public markets, given Duet’s 9-year track record of managing institutional funds.
  • Sourcing Capabilities
  • Deal Structuring: A Focus on Operational Control and Protecting the Downside
  • Thorough Due Diligence Process
  • Strong track record of sourcing proprietary transactions as demonstrated through our deal portfolio as well as pipeline through our network and strong stable of operating partners.
  • Local experience and Duet’s Operating partners/country partners vast contacts allow access to a large number of off-market opportunities.
  • Largely controlling stakes to allow strong operational and management control.
  • Significant minority can be considered with strong downside protection.
  • High focus on innovative deal structures (convertibles, put options, management at holding-company level) and milestone-based funding in tranches.
  • Access to top quality service providers and to Duet’s extensive network of advisors, lawyers, investors, consultants & companies.
  • Detailed Due Diligence process on the commercial, financial, legal and tax risks.
  • Full ESG Due Diligence.
  • Background checks conducted through specialised service providers and within our network.
  • Corporate Governance
  • Active Portfolio Management
  • Exit Planning & Execution
  • Significant influence on investee companies with ability to bring in new management.
  • Stringent cash flow management at investee companies with the appointment of the CFO.
  • Strong governance rights is a prerequisite to any investment by DPEL.
  • Partnering with experienced strategic or operating partners, as well as best-in-class management teams.
  • Full involvement in planning and executing growth plan with hands-on involvement in accounting and control systems together with financial reporting.
  • Quarterly reviews of the performance of portfolio companies, with weekly or even daily interaction with each portfolio company.
  • Strong private equity track record ensures transactions are appropriately structured to allow maximum flexibility upon exit (drag rights, tag rights, put options etc.).
  • Leverage on our strong global network of multinationals and strategic partners to ensure investee companies get in front of all of the relevant potential industrial buyers.
  • Strong competitive advantage with respect to exit via public markets, given Duet’s 9-year track record of managing institutional funds.
  • Strong track record of sourcing proprietary transactions as demonstrated through our deal portfolio as well as pipeline through our network and strong stable of operating partners.
  • Local experience and Duet’s Operating partners/country partners vast contacts allow access to a large number of off-market opportunities.
  • Largely controlling stakes to allow strong operational and management control.
  • Significant minority can be considered with strong downside protection.
  • High focus on innovative deal structures (convertibles, put options, management at holding-company level) and milestone-based funding in tranches.
  • Access to top quality service providers and to Duet’s extensive network of advisors, lawyers, investors, consultants & companies.
  • Detailed Due Diligence process on the commercial, financial, legal and tax risks.
  • Full ESG Due Diligence.
  • Background checks conducted through specialised service providers and within our network.
  • Significant influence on investee companies with ability to bring in new management.
  • Stringent cash flow management at investee companies with the appointment of the CFO.
  • Strong governance rights is a prerequisite to any investment by DPEL.
  • Partnering with experienced strategic or operating partners, as well as best-in-class management teams.
  • Full involvement in planning and executing growth plan with hands-on involvement in accounting and control systems together with financial reporting.
  • Quarterly reviews of the performance of portfolio companies, with weekly or even daily interaction with each portfolio company.
  • Strong private equity track record ensures transactions are appropriately structured to allow maximum flexibility upon exit (drag rights, tag rights, put options etc.).
  • Leverage on our strong global network of multinationals and strategic partners to ensure investee companies get in front of all of the relevant potential industrial buyers.
  • Strong competitive advantage with respect to exit via public markets, given Duet’s 9-year track record of managing institutional funds.

Five Rights

Duet’s success is based on the “Five Rights” of investing and is based on investing with the mentality of being in the right country with the right sector focus, right management teams, right strategic partners and right structuring solutions.

Duet believes in the combination of the “Five Rights” to make a successful investment growth and buyout transactions. With these principals applied on each transaction, we believe that we will present and deliver above-average risk-adjusted returns to investors.

five rights

Five Rights

Duet’s success is based on the “Five Rights” of investing and is based on investing with the mentality of being in the right country with the right sector focus, right management teams, right strategic partners and right structuring solutions.

Duet believes in the combination of the “Five Rights” to make a successful investment growth and buyout transactions. With these principals applied on each transaction, we believe that we will present and deliver above-average risk-adjusted returns to investors.

five rights