Vulcan Value Partners is an Investment Adviser registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. We are value investors—business analysts with a long-term time horizon focused on purchasing publicly traded companies that are competitively entrenched at significant discounts to intrinsic worth. Vulcan Value Partners was founded in 2007 by C.T. Fitzpatrick. As an independently owned and operated firm, we believe that our capital should be invested alongside our client partners. Our goal is to compound capital at real rates of return significantly in excess of inflation over our five year time horizon.