Our Investment Criteria
Enterprise Value: $25 million to $150 million
Profitability: EBITDA in excess of $5 million
Geography: North America for strategic platforms and globally for add-on acquisitions
Industries: High-Value Manufacturing and Proprietary Business Services
We invest in lower middle market leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and build-ups in two sectors: high-value manufacturing and proprietary business services. We focus on working with family- and founder-owned businesses and corporate divestitures. We target companies where a sustainable competitive advantage, combined with strong management, will enable the company to achieve substantial and sustainable improvements in growth rates, profitability and ultimately shareholder value.
As an active, value-added investor and typically the only institutional investor, we target companies with transaction values of $25 million to $150 million for a platform investment. Once we make an initial investment, we actively seek appropriate add-on acquisitions.
Investment opportunities often result from one of these situations:
- An owner of a privately-held business seeking liquidity for estate planning or other liquidity needs
- A larger public or private company wanting to divest a non-core division or subsidiary
We typically seek to realize a gain on our investments in a five-to-seven year timeframe.