• Southeastern Asset Management searches the globe for great companies.
  • Longleaf and Southeastern has been the value investment leader since 1975.
  • Since 1975, we have applied our disciplined business appraisal  strategies to discover good businesses around the world.
  • Southeastern Asset Management invests alongside our clients.

Value Investing Since 1975

Since 1975, Southeastern Asset Management has been a leader in value equity investing. The key to our decades-long success has been high-conviction investing with a long-term time horizon in strong businesses with good people at deeply discounted prices.

We created the Longleaf Partners Funds in 1987, as a way for our employees to invest alongside our clients—a partnership tradition that continues today. As the investment advisor to Longleaf, we focus on protecting capital from permanent loss, while also delivering strong absolute returns for our partners and ourselves.

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  • Strong Business

    • Understandable
    • Financially sound
    • Competitively entrenched
    • Generates free cash flow that will grow over time
  • Good People

    • Honorable and trustworthy
    • Skilled operator
    • Capable capital allocators
    • Shareholder-oriented
    • Proper incentives
  • Deeply
    Discounted Price

    P/V = 60% or less of intrinsic value as determined by:

    • Present value of free cash flow
    • Net asset value
    • Comparable business sales

Partnership Investing

Partnership is core to all that we do - within our firm, with our investors, and with company management teams.

Proven Investment Approach

Our proven global investment approach focuses on protecting capital and delivering absolute returns.

What Differentiates Us?

Southeastern has many differentiating qualities and value propositions.