Rerum Novarum Capital provides capital support to business buyers and sellers of the small to middle market businesses that are the financial engines of their communities. Rerum Novarum provides attractive investment opportunities for investors who appreciate how these enduringly profitable small to mid-sized businesses are the bedrock of local communities.
Rerum Novarum is an affiliate of SISPE Capital Management and uses SISPE’s unique Social Impact Sustainable Private Equity model to provide an attractive opportunity for business people to follow their conscience – and the teaching of their Catholic faith – when they buy, sell, or invest in small to mid-size businesses.
We believe that if more businesses are owned within the Catholic community and support the parishes, schools and other institutions of the Church, the entire community will be stronger. Our goal is to provide capital support that works differently than traditional private equity. We recognize that when business transitions and expansions are sponsored by typical private equity funds, the tie to the community can be broken. The need to generate the highest possible capital gains for out-of-town investors within a five-year window often becomes the only goal. Providing good jobs for members of the community, providing support for the community’s institutions, and providing long term stability cease to be a priority for the company.
But our unique investment structures and criteria based upon the SISPE model keep those considerations alive. Rerum Novarum Capital invests capital from investors committed to the social justice teachings of the Catholic Church who want to support entrepreneurs and executives who share their values and help them find opportunities to put their experience and resources to work through the ownership of their own business.
Rerum Novarum’s economic goal is to earn a sustainable and attractive annual cash return on its investments. Rerum Novarum Capital’s non-economic goal is to ensure sources of funding that will allow portfolio businesses to thrive financially while providing family-supporting jobs in the community. These businesses will simultaneously provide philanthropic support to the community’s Catholic institutions, parishes, and schools. This allows all parties to achieve a better balance between their own economic goals and the common good of the community that depends on both the investors and the companies within the community.