The Planet Group pursues a long term approach to building businesses based on the following core values:
We tend to focus on building large valuable businesses without paying undue attention to cycles – industry, customer, product, technology, capital markets and so on.
In evaluating businesses and building a company, our due diligence and focus is primarily to attract and support trusted management teams.
We believe that services businesses are best staffed by good operations people – other personal competencies are a bonus!
Delivering unit profitability is the true cornerstone of building lasting value.
Our preferred approach to building businesses include financial measures related to cash as well non-financial measures including brand, management depth, growth and sustainability.
While we are in business to create value, the companies we build need to be good for all parties involved to create positive social and economic value.
Understanding the spirit and vision of the business is as important as maintaining the numbers.
We believe in results, not reasons.
We believe these are not just astute business decisions; they are responsibilities that affect the world’s future.