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Similar to any important relationship, we like to know our business partners before committing to a long-term relationship. To this end, we prefer to work with our companies in an advisory capacity prior to making our investment. This enables us to immediately start collaborating with management on critical business issues and to demonstrate the role we play and the value we bring to the relationship. We feel this approach is unique to RMC and we have found it allows both parties to assess our alignment in key areas such as vision, values, communication and leadership styles. This arrangement also provides the opportunity to gain further insight into the goals and objectives of our relationship so we can structure an investment that makes sense for both parties and ensures the long-term success of the partnership and the business.