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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.