The more an investor knows about a company, the better they’re able to understand the business model, growth prospects, competitive position and culture.

That’s why Dave Barr has done a deep dive on every company he’s invested in.

That process includes getting to know and trust management, talking to employees, talking to competitors, and picking up on any kind of water cooler tidbits or scuttlebutt that will help his decision-making.

Knowing who, how, when and at what price another company may make a bid to buy the firm are also factors that make up Barr’s three key investment strategies.

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