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Investing with Purpose: How to Use Private Equity to advance the Kingdom of God and Reach Financial Goals

February 01, 20243 min read

As someone who has a passion for growing businesses and a deep love for Jesus, I’ve determined that buying private companies is one of the most profitable investments available for both eternally and financially. Through years of experience and guided by my pursuit of the Kingdom of God, I've come to realize that buying small and medium-sized companies offers unparalleled opportunities, not just for financial returns but for creating meaningful relationships and community impact.

Here are 3 Reasons Why I Believe Private Equity Investments May be the Best Vehicle For Advancing the Kingdom of God AND Reaching Your Financial Goals:

1. Unmatched Returns: The Financial Testament

Over the last 35 years, Private Equity investments have consistently outperformed the S&P 500, with an average annual return of 14.2% compared to the S&P's 9.2%. To put this in perspective, a $100,000 investment in the S&P 500 would have grown to $2.6 million over this period. The same amount invested in Private Equity would now be worth an astonishing $13.9 million. This stark difference isn't just numbers on a page; it's a testament to the power of Private Equity in generating wealth that can support generations to come (The Ed Mylett Show).

2. Greater Control: Steering the Ship

One of the most compelling aspects of Private Equity is the level of control it offers over investments. Unlike public stocks and investments where your influence is limited, investing in small and medium-sized companies allows the investment operator to directly impact operations, management, and growth strategies. This hands-on approach means that if a company offers a great product and has a solid reputation, steering it towards growth becomes a tangible, achievable goal which means profit is realized in regular distributions. It's an empowering feeling, knowing that the success of these investments is directly influenced by our strategic decisions and leadership.

3. A Bigger Impact: Beyond Financial Returns

Most importantly, investing in small and medium-sized companies provides one of the most practical ways to advance Jesus' Kingdom. A business purchased and transformed into a Kingdom Business creates space to love people well and do life with them. A Kingdom Business is one that impacts everyone in it and the community around it because, Jesus' command to love people is at the heart of of the leader - Christ's Executive Officer.

By buying these companies, God's people have the unique opportunity to create a culture that genuinely cares for its employees, values their contributions, and supports their growth both professionally and personally. This approach doesn't just build businesses; it builds communities and fosters relationships that reflect the Kingdom of God. It's about making a positive impact in the lives of the people we work with, extending far beyond mere financial success to enrich their lives in meaningful and eternal ways.

Conclusion - A Calling to Kingdom Minded Investors

My journey into Private Equity is more than a career; it's a calling. It's a platform that allows me to weave together my pursuit of God's Kingdom, financial goals, and the desire to make a real difference in the world. I invite my fellow Christian investors to consider the path of Private Equity. Together, we can achieve more than just financial prosperity; we can foster environments of love, support, and community that resonate with our core values. It's not just an investment in businesses; it's an investment in people, in our communities, and in the Eternal Kingdom of God.

For King & Kingdom,

David Robertson

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