We apply an interdisciplinary approach to investing.
Years of Interdisciplinary experience
Deep domain expertise in food safety, nutrition, health, & life sciences.
Our team has diverse perspectives and significant experience scaling organizations. Tilia’s investment team has built deep domain expertise in food safety, nutrition, health and life sciences for over thirty years and is uniquely positioned to grow service organizations within an ever-evolving industry.
Sourcing And Investment
Our team integrates three decades of specialized knowledge and skills across every stage of the investment process, from sourcing and investment to operational excellence and exit. Our deep understanding of operations enables a collaborative partnership with the management team of each portfolio company to assist in all aspects of value creation from the highly strategic to the highly tactical.
We partner with service companies that support leading and emerging CPG brands.
We are solely focused on serving the fragmented, complex and expanding global food supply chain. This underpenetrated niche is ripe with opportunity and is benefiting from converging market and regulatory trends. We actively cultivate meaningful relationships between the private sector, public sector and academia to add value. With each investment, we leverage this resource network of academic, research and scientific institutions to provide each portfolio company with unique industry insight on emerging technologies and trends.
Focus service sectors
Product design / R&D services
Specialty testing labs
We build distinctive companies through a governance model emphasizing stewardship.
We believe in good stewardship across all of our stakeholders, from our valued network of limited partners to our business founders and management teams. As a transition owner, we employ a proven, multi-step governance process, refined over 25 years, to enable each company to meet its growth potential and drive strategic and organizational change. As part of Tilia’s value creation program, we aim to build businesses that are in a better condition than when we acquired them.
Four dimensions of capital growth
Our stewardship philosophy positions us as a trusted, preferred partner and is grounded in a collaborative partnership approach to create sustainable value through patience and perseverance. Each investment is nurtured into a distinctive and resilient company by growing capital across four dimensions:
Built by delivering customer satisfaction and investing in growth-focused capabilities and innovation.
Cultivated by developing the organization and increasing employee engagement through continuous investment and improvement.
Ensuring metrics that promote socially responsible growth including ESG.
Consistently delivering exceptional returns to our limited partners by making strong investment and capital management decisions.