Defender Capital Partners, “DCP”, is a U.S. long-short fund of funds established in 2013. Each manager is a bottom-up investor, who favors founder-led, global growth companies. With each fund manager focusing on their best ideas, we believe diversification is intelligently achieved.
Defender Capital manages investment accounts – retirement accounts, non-retirement accounts, trusts, corporate accounts, donor advised funds, etc. – for individuals and corporations.
Family Founded In 2002.
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WHY WORK WITH DEFENDER CAPITAL?
- Defender Capital, an SEC-Registered Investment Advisor, manages a hedge fund and investment accounts (trusts, retirement accounts, brokerage accounts, etc)
- We take a research-driven, long-term approach, investing in U.S. equities
- We keep skin in the game by investing in the same holdings as our clients
- We offer fair and transparent fees
- We focus on delivering after-tax returns
Investment Management Philosophy
- U.S. core all cap equity adhering to a disciplined, research-driven investment process that results in low portfolio turnover and tax efficiency
- An in-depth understanding of the business and their philosophy on capital allocation – use of dividends, stock buybacks, acquisitions, debt service and internal investment
- The value of a business is determined by the present value of the cash it generates over its lifetime, not based on next quarter’s earnings, which allows long-term decisions with long-term capital
- Risk is defined at the company level, not the market level
- Time is spent researching individual companies and specialized outside managers
- We believe that while the price you pay for a great business is important, it is far more important to buy the “right” business
Board of Advisors
Chief Executive Officer
Former Chairman & CEO
Retired, managing partner
Founder & CEO
Rodney C. Pitts
Southern Elevator Group, Inc.
Retired Vice Chairman
Archer Daniels Midland
Co-Founder, Senior Managing Partner
Tim B. Sittema
Co-Owner, Director and Chairman of the Board
McDonald York Building Company
Owner & Entrepreneur
Ella B. Candles
Robert G. Woodward
King & Spalding
Portfolio Company Attributes
Inherent business advantages created by barriers to competition (technology, IP, brands, regulations, culture, etc
Determining “value” depends on the specific business; we seek opportunities with downside protection and substantial upside
Leads to recurring revenues and ancillary benefits that compound over time; how a company treats customers when providing a product/service matters
High Levels of
Aligns incentives with that of the long-term shareholder; allows a longer investing horizon for capital allocation rather than seeking to meet quarterly numbers
Ability to add customers at high margins with little incremental costs coupled with large total addressable markets (TAM) provide attractive opportunities for companies with the ability to scale