About Sandhill

Your investments. Your goals. Your financial life.
For all of that, we want to be your partner.

Built on driving results and putting clients first

Our commitment to our clients is at the forefront of all we do. We understand that everyone’s situation is unique—that’s why our range of investment products is carefully designed to align expectations with execution.

Sandhill takes a long-term and thoughtful view when deploying capital. Our research analysts thoroughly qualify potential investments—paying close attention to how free cash flow is allocated while getting to know the people who manage our portfolio companies. We know exactly what we are looking for: companies with long-lived structural advantages and hidden earnings power yet to be recognized by the market.

Since our inception in 2004, our passion for research has been our defining strength. By taking a thoughtful, thematic approach to the investment process, Sandhill identifies opportunities that offer the greatest combination of value and quality.

Our Edge

Original thinking and attention to detail differentiate good investors from great ones. At Sandhill, we pride ourselves on nurturing both of those skills and adhering to our investment process through up and down markets. Our combination of skills and discipline—coupled with a deeply-held belief in the importance of our client relationships—has created a culture that defines us.

Sandhill is comprised of several small teams working in concert toward one unified goal: to provide our clients an exceptional experience and meaningful returns.

Led by our founder, Edwin M. “Tim” Johnston III, Sandhill’s team of dedicated investment analysts works tirelessly to identify best-in-class opportunities in all segments of the market. We leverage years of experience and continuity to comprehensively understand the operating and economic characteristics of our portfolio companies.

Our client service and operations teams provide our clients with knowledgeable support and the specific, in-depth attention they deserve in exchange for their trust in our process.

A passion for research has defined Sandhill from day one. Our structured evaluation process provides a framework for thorough consideration of every investment. We look beyond balance sheets and financial metrics to identify the hidden differentiators crucial to the long-term success of any company.

Risk Adjusted Return

While risk is inherent in any investment process, our insistence on holding quality-driven assets mitigates risk without sacrificing returns.

Capital Preservation

Prudent investing is a cornerstone of our firm. A comprehensive analysis of both current and prospective portfolio holdings powers our ability to identify companies with strong balance sheets and free cash flow—enabling us to avoid permanent capital loss.

Tax Efficiency

While designing and implementing our clients’ portfolios, we account for any unique tax implications to maximize after-tax returns.

Established Team

Sandhill is comprised of several small teams working in concert toward one unified goal: to provide our clients an exceptional experience and meaningful returns.

Led by our founder, Edwin M. “Tim” Johnston III, Sandhill’s team of dedicated investment analysts works tirelessly to identify best-in-class opportunities in all segments of the market. We leverage years of experience and continuity to comprehensively understand the operating and economic characteristics of our portfolio companies.

Our client service and operations teams provide our clients with knowledgeable support and the specific, in-depth attention they deserve in exchange for their trust in our process.

Proprietary Research

A passion for research has defined Sandhill from day one. Our structured evaluation process provides a framework for thorough consideration of every investment. We look beyond balance sheets and financial metrics to identify the hidden differentiators crucial to the long-term success of any company.

Benefits of Our Process

Risk Adjusted Return

While risk is inherent in any investment process, our insistence on holding quality-driven assets mitigates risk without sacrificing returns.

Capital Preservation

Prudent investing is a cornerstone of our firm. A comprehensive analysis of both current and prospective portfolio holdings powers our ability to identify companies with strong balance sheets and free cash flow—enabling us to avoid permanent capital loss.

Tax Efficiency

While designing and implementing our clients’ portfolios, we account for any unique tax implications to maximize after-tax returns.

Commitment to Our Principles
Integrity
We follow through on our promises and put our clients first—each and every time.
Prudence
We perform in-depth research to make sound investment decisions and increase our clients’ wealth.
Service
We communicate regularly with our clients while being responsive and available to their needs.
Communication
We create clarity around our investment process to ensure our clients are well-informed of our actions.
Honesty
We present our performance and explain our fees with the utmost transparency.
Excellence
We train best-in-class employees that understand the importance of delivering an exceptional client experience.

“When we identify and purchase a great business at an attractive price, time is our ally.”

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