A business culture is shaped by the environment it operates in, its market, its competitors, and its customers. Most importantly, a business is shaped by its owners and employees. This is often the product of painstaking work over many years. At SLP, we believe that a company’s culture is paramount. We see the people that make up the firm as an asset that is being invested in, not a cost to be minimized. We aim to deeply understand culture and to craft a go-forward strategy for the firm in collaboration with the people that have been responsible for the firm’s success story. Companies that we invest in frequently see hiring and team size increase over time, not decrease. Our investment theses strive to provide pathways for advancement for the current team.