Cornerstone was created as a result of our combined experience in venture capital, private equity, and consulting to focus primarily on the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) sector in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.
We believe that SMEs require both strategy consulting advice, offered by top-tier strategy firms to executives in blue chip companies, and growth capital extended by private equity and venture capital funds. Nevertheless, the regional SME sector has yet to develop the knowledge and skills required to engage consultants or to obtain funding from institutional investors.
We collaborate with SMEs that have validated business models and strong management teams. We co-create value by defining the business strategy, supporting execution of strategy through tailored governance, and providing access to funding in exchange for an active, minority shareholding investment position.
In addition, we work alongside family businesses, acting as an independent member of their Board of Directors. We provide an outside-in perspective to the business, focusing on institutionalizing family and business governance and sustaining profits through effective strategy development and execution monitoring practices.
We define businesses based on their stage in the business life cycle. Accordingly, we identify business needs and tailor solutions, taking into account the internal business dynamics as well as the external industry dynamics.
We acquire a minority equity stake in growing companies in the GCC. Our focus spans across various sectors of the economy.
Our team collaborates with owners and managers to identify quick wins and long-term areas of improvements and growth.
We offer our portfolio companies the accessibility needed to scale their operations and expand their geographic footprint locally and regionally from joint venture setups all the way to mergers and acquisitions.
We focus on building long-term strategic partnerships with no pressure to exit our investments. Our long-term perspective allows us to focus on nurturing the fundamentals of building sustainable value creator companies.
We employ a fact-based, data-driven approach in making decisions. We leverage our proprietary network of relationships as well as public and private resources to triangulate multi-source data points and arrive at the best practical answers for your unique business needs.
We have been successful in closing proprietary investment deals. This section provides a snapshot of our investment portfolio.
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We have developed relationships with businesses locally, regionally, and internationally. We act as independent advisors to the Board of Directors to provide business strategy and governance advice as well as execution support and structured monitoring.
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Cornerstone Office Location
3432 Hilmi Kutbi, Suite 101
Azzahra District, Zone 5