Bergen is a prolific direct equity and equity-linked investor in the small-cap UK and Australian public markets.
While Bergen regularly participates in private placements of equity by ASX and LSE/AIM-listed small-cap issuers, its focuses on structured equity transactions – investments directly-negotiated with the issuer company, in which it is typically the solo investor. These investments are customized to meet the portfolio company’s specific objectives and give the portfolio company’s shareholders an opportunity to share in the price appreciation of its shares, while at the same time managing the downside for Bergen.
As a passive investor in the public markets, Bergen does not seek board representation, allowing talented management teams to focus on unlocking value for all stakeholders.
With over 70 investments in small-cap ASX and AIM listed companies, over the recent decade, Bergen and its team have become a well-known quantity in the Australian and UK public markets.