Our Investment Focus

  • Profitable companies

  • Equity investment of $3 to $20 million

  • Valuations between $10 and $100 million

Investing in Smaller Companies Across the Continuum of Growth

  • Equity amount:  Up to $2 million

  • Capital to roll out product, service and packaging strategies, develop consumer awareness and test go-to-market strategies

  • Equity amount:  Up to $2 million

  • Capital to roll out product, service and packaging strategies, develop consumer awareness and test go-to-market strategies

What We Look For

Mid to Late Stage Consumer Venture

  • Equity amount:  Up to $2 million

  • Capital to hire talent, roll out product, service and packaging strategies, develop consumer awareness and test go-to-market strategies

Growth Equity

  • Equity amount:  $2 to $5 million

  • Capital to fund growth of product/service offerings,  expanded production and distribution capabilities, increased marketing and sales activities, build out of IT and back office infrastructure and talent acquisition

Buyout

  • Equity amount:  $3 to $20 million

  • Minority or control

  • Partner with management

  • Prudent capital structure with modest leverage

A Sustainable Advantage

  • Unique brand equity

  • Intellectual property

  • Differentiated products or services

  • Compelling value proposition

  • Long term demand drivers

Attractive Financial Profile

  • Strong gross margins

  • Opportunities for growth

  • Expanding EBITDA margins and free cash flow with scale

  • Non-cyclical

Strong Management

  • Demonstrated track record of success

  • Effective at managing change

  • Committed to the growth of their team members and community

  • Clear understanding of mission and corporate values

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