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Mark Leonard: The Best Capital Allocator You've Never Heard of We Study Billionaires - The Investor’s Podcast Network

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On today’s episode, Clay Finck does a deep dive into Constellation Software (Ticker: $CSU). 
Constellation Software is a Canadian holding company that has acquired over 600 vertical market software businesses. The company was founded by Mark Leonard, and has delivered exceptional returns to shareholders since their IPO in 2006. The stock has had an average annual return of over 34% from 2006 through the end of 2022. If you are like Clay and enjoy learning about high-quality businesses, then you won’t want to miss this episode.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:
00:00 - Intro
03:01 - What makes Constellation such a high-quality business.
08:32 - The similarities between Mark Leonard and Warren Buffett.
09:57 - What Constellation’s business model is.
19:32 - How Constellation garnered a reputation that founders are more than willing to sell to.
21:39 - Clay’s takeaways from reading Mark Leonard’s shareholder letters.
42:21 - How Clay views the valuation of Constellation Software today.
44:10 - Why Clay took a position in Constellation Software to hold for the long-term.
Disclaimer: Slight discrepancies in the timestamps may occur due to podcast platform differences.

BOOKS AND RESOURCES

Join the exclusive TIP Mastermind Community to engage in meaningful stock investing discussions with Stig, Clay, and the other community members.

Mark Leonard’s Letters.

Chris Mayer’s blog post on Constellation Software.

The 10th Man Blog.

Don’t miss our review of Joel Tillinghast's book - Big Money Thinks Small. Watch the video here.

Check out Clay’s episode covering legendary British Investor Terry Smith. Watch the video here.

Follow Clay on Twitter.


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On today’s episode, Clay Finck does a deep dive into Constellation Software (Ticker: $CSU). 
Constellation Software is a Canadian holding company that has acquired over 600 vertical market software businesses. The company was founded by Mark Leonard, and has delivered exceptional returns to shareholders since their IPO in 2006. The stock has had an average annual return of over 34% from 2006 through the end of 2022. If you are like Clay and enjoy learning about high-quality businesses, then you won’t want to miss this episode.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:
00:00 - Intro
03:01 - What makes Constellation such a high-quality business.
08:32 - The similarities between Mark Leonard and Warren Buffett.
09:57 - What Constellation’s business model is.
19:32 - How Constellation garnered a reputation that founders are more than willing to sell to.
21:39 - Clay’s takeaways from reading Mark Leonard’s shareholder letters.
42:21 - How Clay views the valuation of Constellation Software today.
44:10 - Why Clay took a position in Constellation Software to hold for the long-term.
Disclaimer: Slight discrepancies in the timestamps may occur due to podcast platform differences.

BOOKS AND RESOURCES

Join the exclusive TIP Mastermind Community to engage in meaningful stock investing discussions with Stig, Clay, and the other community members.

Mark Leonard’s Letters.

Chris Mayer’s blog post on Constellation Software.

The 10th Man Blog.

Don’t miss our review of Joel Tillinghast's book - Big Money Thinks Small. Watch the video here.

Check out Clay’s episode covering legendary British Investor Terry Smith. Watch the video here.

Follow Clay on Twitter.


NEW TO THE SHOW?

Check out our We Study Billionaires Starter Packs.

Browse through all our episodes (complete with transcripts) here.

Try our tool for picking stock winners and managing our portfolios: TIP Finance Tool.

Enjoy exclusive perks from our favorite Apps and Services.

Stay up-to-date on financial markets and investing strategies through our daily newsletter, We Study Markets.


Learn how to better start, manage, and grow your business with the best business podcasts. 



SPONSORS
Support our free podcast by supporting our sponsors:

River

Toyota

CI Financial

Sun Life

AFR

The Bitcoin Way

Industrious

Briggs & Riley

Range Rover

Meyka

iFlex Stretch Studios

Vacasa

Public

Simon & Schuster

USPS

American Express

Shopify


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