Houghton Street Partners' Functional Improvement & Transformation (F.I.T.) framework is a functional approach to add value to investee companies. The framework consists of 7 functions where immediate improvements can be made in most mid-cap companies, namely First Cut Strategy, IT Strategy, Processes, Accounting Information Systems, Innovation & Design, Digitisation and Branding & Advertising.  

Houghton Street Partners adopts a unique approach to ensuring that these functions can be improved. Using functional experts, rather than sectoral experts, allows Houghton Street to use specialists who can cut across any sector the firm invests in, thereby providing the firm in-house expertise regardless of sector.