Najafi Companies is an International private investment firm based in Phoenix, Arizona, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Toronto, London and holdings in sectors including consumer, media, technology, industrial, energy and real estate across seven countries. The firm makes highly-selective investments in companies with strong management teams across a variety of industries, often in areas undergoing rapid technological transformation. The firm takes a long-term view on its investments and focuses its efforts to create value through growth and superior performance.
Najafi Companies funds its investments with internally generated capital, not through a fund. Free from the restrictions of a fund, the firm is able to move quickly and decisively when investing, and with no requirements to return capital to outside partners, Najafi Companies is able to make investments that create maximum value for the long term.
Najafi Companies approaches its investments as partnerships; we seek out opportunities to partner with world-class management teams to create superior value for the long-term. We value our personal and business relationships and hold ourselves to the highest standards of ethical behavior. We treat our partners with respect and we interact in the marketplace with honesty and integrity.
Najafi Companies succeeds by:
- Partnering with world-class management teams
- Identifying undervalued companies and industries
- Providing capital to fulfill growth initiatives
- Establishing sustainable competitive advantage
A Decisive Investment Philosophy
Najafi Companies seeks to make strategic investments in undervalued assets. The firm makes equity investments in businesses across a variety of industries, often in areas undergoing rapid technological transformation. We typically acquire controlling ownership interest in established businesses across the globe with strong management teams generating positive cash flows. Transaction size is not a focus, but we do have the resources to acquire businesses up to $1 billion in transaction value.
We look for investments across a wide variety of industries, at various stages of growth, and at different transaction sizes. We conduct diligent research and evaluation of target companies and industries, and focus on opportunities to create long-term value. The capital we provide is typically deployed to drive additional growth, reposition the business, or recapitalize disadvantageous balance sheets. As a firm, we have deep experience in telecommunications, internet services, consumer products, leisure and real estate.
Because Najafi Companies invests internally generated capital, not money from a fund with outside partners, there is no pressure to buy or sell a particular business. This allows us to be selective and focus on long-term financial performance. We invest based on strong business fundamentals, and do not evaluate exit scenarios as part of the investment decision.
As a firm, we pride ourselves in making quick decisions regarding investment proposals. We are decisive when evaluating investments, and when we choose to make an investment, we are typically able to proceed without a financing contingency. We have demonstrated flexibility in acquiring businesses in the past, and we are able to close transactions in time periods as short as 2 weeks.