From its headquarters in New York City to its large network of affiliate and advisory offices around the world, Cerberus has the on-the-ground presence to invest in multiple sectors, through multiple investment strategies in countries around the world.
Cerberus’s experienced investment professionals can deploy capital resources in markets around the world, in all parts of the capital structure. The Firm’s investments are well-diversified across a variety of sectors and geographies.
Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. is one of the world's leading private investment firms. Founded in 1992, Cerberus has been dedicated to distressed investing since its inception. The Firm has over US $20 billion under management invested in four primary strategies:
- Distressed securities and assets (mortgage-based securities, corporate debt, non-performing loans, structured loans)
- Control and non-control private equity
- Commercial mid-market lending
- Real estate-related investments
Headquartered in New York City with affiliate and/or advisory offices in the United States, Europe and Asia, Cerberus is a truly global investor with a long-term investment horizon and focus on value creation. The Firm’s more than 130 dedicated investment professionals are integrated across all four of its investment strategies, bringing considerable expertise in assessing, acting upon and managing all Cerberus investments.
The Firm’s proprietary operations team, Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company, LLC (COAC), employs world-class operating executives to support Cerberus’s investment teams in the following areas:
- Sourcing opportunities
- Conducting highly informed due diligence
- Taking interim management roles
- Monitoring the performance of investments
- Assisting in the planning and implementation of operational improvement initiatives at Cerberus’s portfolio companies
Cerberus and its investment and operations professionals are deeply committed to protecting investors through attention to risk mitigation. Cerberus-managed funds make conservative use of leverage and are risk-allocated and diversified to provide protection against over-concentration in single positions or sectors. Investments undergo thorough valuation analysis and are constantly monitored by operational as well as investment professionals.
The Firm’s investment teams benefit from tremendous in-house expertise in complex financial strategies, a broad range of industries and numerous geographies. In addition to highly respected investment professionals with an average of more than 10 years with the Firm, Cerberus’s leadership includes former C-suite executives and “hands-on” operations specialists from successful Fortune 500 and mid-market companies. Additionally, Cerberus benefits from the guidance of high-level economic, public policy and international experts such as former Vice President of the United States Dan Quayle, chairman of Cerberus Global Investments, and former United States Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snow, the Firm’s chairman, who spent 25 years leading CSX, one of the nation's leading transportation suppliers.
Cerberus has a culture of strong corporate governance, operational transparency and commitment to best practices. The Firm has been a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registered investment adviser since January 2010. Cerberus and its affiliates manage funds for many of the world's most respected investors, ranging from government and private sector pension and retirement funds, charitable foundations and university endowments to insurance companies, family savings and sovereign wealth funds.
Cerberus’s investment philosophy is centered on integrity, patience and a unique business model that applies significant financial and operational resources across the Firm’s investment strategies. On the financial side, Cerberus focuses on opportunities that offer risk-adjusted returns, disciplined due diligence, strict compliance, a team approach with investment and operations partners and the use of efficient, creative and customized solutions. On the talent and operations side, Cerberus focuses on growing business, recruiting and retaining top executives, proactively managing risks and ensuring the highest standards of corporate governance.