IN THE ZONE

Ethos Fund VI

YEAR: 2015 Aquisition

COMPANIES: Autozone

FUND: Ethos Fund VI

Autozone

Ethos’ investment conviction is grounded in meticulous analysis, creative insight and practical solutions accumulated over the months prior to concluding a transaction.

Most importantly, experience has taught us that the pace of performance is fast-tracked when we have constructive collaboration with executive teams during this pre-deal phase.

Accordingly, Ethos – together with AutoZone’s management – tested strategic concepts and initiated plans to accelerate business growth long before we announced our investment into the business – South Africa’s largest privately-owned aftermarket auto parts retailer and wholesaler.

Why are we so passionate about disciplined pre-deal analysis? Because our role is to anticipate and influence the field of play from the onset.

We achieve this by collectively crafting a high-performance playbook focusing on execution agility, leadership capacity, business scalability, sustainability and growth. This thoughtful, creative and pre-emptive game plan is our differentiator and a principal reason why business managers choose Ethos when they aspire to lift their game.

After all, we play to win.