The Cypress Growth Funds, established in 1989, are private investment partnerships that primarily invest in publicly traded companies. They are designed for the long-term investor and seek to generate long-term capital gains and an above average rate of return through investment in small growth companies. Investments are targeted to high growth areas in the technology, software, telecommunications, life sciences and services industries.
The Funds seek to build diversified yet focused portfolios of emerging growth companies. These firms are found primarily in three broad fields: information technology, life sciences and services. The Funds seek out investment subsets of these broad categories that are likely to be beneficiaries of waves of change. Desirable companies are positioned in unique, rapidly growing markets. Their outlook is favorable for them to experience above average growth. Strong candidates include companies that have created barriers to entry for new players in their fields, and whose products have a demonstrable competitive advantage, companies with strong and experienced management that preferably have an ownership position, companies with strong balance sheets, protecting their financial viability, and strong internal financial controls.
The Cypress Fund and its management team are distinguished for the following reasons: