Investment Philosophy

Portland Holdings is a privately held investment company which owns a collection of diversified businesses operating in sectors that include media, tourism and financial services.

At the helm, Michael established an investment philosophy and guiding principles for each of the Portland group of companies. Although some companies may not have possessed strong balance sheets or a guiding framework prior to acquisition, it has been under Michael’s stewardship that each of the Portland group of companies has come to display the following attributes:

  • Solid return on equity
  • Positioned in a long-term growth industry
  • Entrepreneurial, competitive and hard-working management
  • Potential to be a global leader
  • Possessing competitive advantages (for example, brands, relationship networks, licences, etc.)
  • Possessing quality tangible assets