The Direct Equity Division, formed in 1990, seeks to partner with and invest in management teams and their companies. We provide capital and strategic resources to accelerate growth and build stronger companies. We have invested in many fragmented, consolidating industries and have particular expertise in consumer-driven, niche manufacturing, and specialty services sectors. The Principals of the current investment team have been working together for well over a decade.
The Direct Equity Division’s focus on the middle-market gives business owners and investors alike a proven, experienced partner who understands the specific needs, economics, and success factors associated with this growth-driven market segment. Our professionals have extensive experience building businesses in the middle-market.
We partner with management teams to build equity value through four key objectives: (i) accelerate growth, both organically and through acquisition; (ii) improve operating efficiencies; (iii) enhance cash flow; and (iv) position for attractive exit alternatives.
The Direct Equity Division has developed an investment approach designed to provide the communication and flexibility required to address the varying needs of sellers and management partners in each transaction.
This approach seeks to provide the following benefits to sellers and management:
- Timely Response
- Fair Value
- Appropriate Capital Structure
- Proven Closing Capabilities
- Management Equity Participation
- Strategic & Analytical Support
- Board Level Participation
- Long-Term Growth Orientation
- Additional Capital Future Needs