Cooper and company was founded by Peter Cooper. We seek to invest in assets that are inherently scalable and that justify long-term investment commitment. We select defendable opportunities that can achieve strong ongoing growth and sustainable returns over time.


Cooper and Company is a private investment company, established in 1989, that develops and invests in assets on a long-term ownership basis. Our organization has offices in three locations: Newport Beach, California; Auckland, New Zealand; and Southlake, Texas. We operate in two main areas: real estate, where we develop, manage and own real estate assets in the United States and New Zealand; and private equity, where we structure and build long-term private equity assets and partnerships, with a particular focus on energy and financial services. Our practice is built around the legal and financial structuring expertise of our executive team. We emphasize personal integrity, commitment, hard work and discretion, and are committed to the highest standards of delivery in everything we do.

Cooper and Company’s mission is to selectively build assets and partnerships, utilizing our experience and capital in defendable opportunities that can achieve strong ongoing growth and sustainable returns over time.

Our vision is to build and leverage our existing assets to create a globally and economically diverse investment portfolio.


Cooper and Company seeks to invest in assets that are inherently scalable and that justify long term investment commitment. Our investment philosophy is founded on a set of guiding principles that underpin all of our business decisions.

We take a long-term approach to investment, seeking out assets that we can actively grow over time and from which we can earn significant, sustainable returns. We look for opportunities that justify long – standing investment commitment and that we are passionate about. Ultimately we seek to build the kind of assets we don’t want to sell.

We strive to create good environmental, social and economic outcomes, as we believe these outcomes are self-validating and build and support each other.

We subject all potential investment opportunities to rigorous research and analysis, and invest only in assets that have inherent ‘downside’ protection. We seek to lower portfolio risk through asset and market diversification and conservative financial practices.

We strive for intellectual independence, combining strategic focus and an often contrarian approach to identify promising opportunities. We focus on global economic and social trends and constantly look for new ways to leverage and cross pollinate our existing resources and skills.

The principles of partnership – trust, commitment, accountability, sharing of risk and reward – are central to our investment philosophy and we emphasize a partnership approach at every level of our business. We play an active, ongoing role in the growth of our portfolio companies and build close and committed relationships with management teams. We think and act as both owners and partners.

We believe that financial return is the only valid measure of investment performance. Our goal is to compound the value of the group assets at rates of return that are significantly higher than market returns.