The Gabelli direct investment business re-launched after the successful formation of the Associated Capital Group in 2015. Our objective is to partner with management to identify and surface value through strategic direction, operational improvements and financial structuring. The compounded, accumulated knowledge of our team in sectors across our core competencies provides advantages to value creation.
The direct investing strategy is a natural extension of the Gabelli long-term fundamental proprietary value investment methodology known as Private Market Value with a CatalystTM investmenting. Gabelli has been recognized by the academic community for valuing businesses in the public markets based on the price an informed buyer would pay for the business in a private transaction. Applying this depth of knowledge and experience to the direct investment spaceis a natural complement to our broad efforts.
The Gabelli direct investment group utilizes the resources across the full Gabelli organization, including research, trading, and merger expertise, providing a differentiation to partner company management, their customers, and suppliers. We will collaborate with management to establish shared goals, support the restructuring and growth process, and more importantly, add value by bringing in creative capital solutions and extensive industry insights. This effort follows the framework we established more than 30 years ago, when Gabelli launched Gabelli-Rosenthal, a private equity fund which had in excess of $300 million of capital (in today's dollars).Direct Investment Vehicles