OUR VISION

Our vision is to build a global
investment powerhouse.

About coast2coast

Coast2Coast was founded in 2007 by entrepreneurs Gary Shayne and Cris Dillon with the vision of building a global investment company. Having successfully acquired over 60 companies to date, currently the Coast2Coast group employs approximately 9,000 people across 10 countries. Total Group revenues are over R20billion (US$1,5billion) and Group operating profit exceeds R3billion (US$220m)

Coast2Coast’s mission is to boldly and innovatively acquire and develop great businesses at fair value. Our first decade of stellar growth has been built via investment and operational teams working together in key focused sectors.

Coast2Coast’s mission is to boldly and innovatively acquire great businesses at fair value and further create value via synergistic platforms.

We are value investors, using our own team’s capital to finance our investments.

Our strategy is to acquire and build sector specific platform companies and divisions. Synergistic bolt-on acquisitions are added to further develop the companies in which we have invested.

Our deal team concentrates on the growth via acquisitions, portfolio improvement and synergy, while ensuring that a strong operations management team is in place to focus on organic growth. In this way, we have consistently produced excellent returns for its shareholders and co-investors. This includes over 60 deals to date (totaling over US$2 billion in value).

Our team consists of over 60 professionals with over 500 combined year’s experience in the field of investment, strategy and operating successful businesses. It is divided across specialist teams focused on research, origination, legal, debt, corporate finance, investor relations, digitaland portfolio improvement.

Coast2Coast represents a unique combination of entrepreneurial skill, innovation and excellent systems.

We are nimble and able to operate quickly, with minimal red tape and procedures. This, together with an entrepreneurial disposition, has earned Coast2Coast the reputation for being the partner of choice for business owners looking to sell all or part of their companies as well as successful management teams looking for an equity partner to assist in management buy-outs.

At the core of Coast2Coast’s phenomenal success is an extraordinary team. As an investment holding company, people are undeniably our biggest asset. We aspire to continue to grow our world-class team by hiring only the best and brightest, highly passionate people who will thrive in our flexible and entrepreneurial environment. This, along with our culture of excellence, energy, collaboration, agility, perseverance, ethics and out of the box thinking, creates a continuous learning, family environment with an emphasis on results, fun and compassion.

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