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Our Criteria


While our interests span a broad range of industries, we are strictly dedicated to growing small and lower middle market companies. 

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Our Criteria


While our interests span a broad range of industries, we are strictly dedicated to growing small and lower middle market companies. 

 

Preferred investments are businesses located in the South Central U.S. that general possess the following characteristics:

Sectors:

Manufacturing
Value added Distribution
Product-centric Services

Qualitative Criteria:

Strong management
Sustainable competitive advantage
Reasonable growth prospects

Economics:

$10 - $100 million in revenue
History of profitability with minimum cash flow of $3.0 million

 

Select Areas of Interest:

Aerospace
Business Services
Consumer Products

Distribution
Fitness, Health & Wellness
Food Manufacturing

Food Service & Processing Equipment
Industrial/Manufacturing
Medical Products

Pharmaceuticals & Nutraceuticals
Security Products

 

Areas Avoided:

Turnaround or distressed businesses

Venture capital or start-up situations

Real estate and financial services businesses

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Investments


Investments


Coming together is beginning. Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success.
— Henry Ford

Current Investments:

Drug Free Sport

A leading provider of third-party administration and customized drug testing programs to sports organizations. Kansas City, MO


Adams Flavors, Foods & Ingredients

A manufacturer and distributor of branded and private-label blends, extracts and spices sold to retail supermarkets and food manufacturers in the South-Central and South-Eastern U.S. Gonzales, TX

Roadclipper Enterprises

Specialty designer and manufacturer of customized trailers to a variety of industries. Mount Pleasant, TX
 


Waterblasting Technologies

A leading provider of industrial-power pressure washing systems for airport runways and highways. Stuart, FL

 

Past Investments

Allison Publications - A premier digital & print media company and publisher of award winning D Magazine. Dallas, TX

New London Communications - provider of commercial print-centric services to customers in a variety of markets. Alpharetta, GA

G.E.T. Enterprises - provider of premium quality, non-disposable kitchen and food service table and drink ware for commercial and institutional markets. Houston, TX

allgoods - developer and manufacturer of specialty advertising and fundraising items for high schools and corporate accounts. Arlington, TX

WatchGuard Video – manufacturer of HD and DVD in-car integrated video systems, body worn cameras, and evidence-management software for law enforcement agencies nationwide. Allen, TX

Atlas Aerospace – manufacturer of both new and replacement OEM parts and subassemblies for business and commercial aircraft. Wichita, KS

Kibbi (aka Renegade Custom Coaches) – manufacturer of recreational and specialty motor coaches and trailers, primarily serving the motor sports market. Bristol, IN

The Lofland Company – fabricator of reinforcing steel and distributor of other construction related products. Dallas, TX

Overwraps Packaging – producer of flexographic film packaging materials. Dallas, TX

Sterling Foods – producer of shelf stable baked foods for military and commercial accounts. San Antonio, TX

Winslow Life Raft – manufacturer of high quality life rafts and slides for corporate and commercial aviation as well as marine markets. Lake Suzy, FL

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Strategies


Typically, we partner with existing management to leverage the experience and dedication of an established successful team. We have had success working with companies under the following circumstances:

Strategies


Typically, we partner with existing management to leverage the experience and dedication of an established successful team. We have had success working with companies under the following circumstances:

Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.
— Rudy Giuliani

Owner Succession

Capital for shareholders seeking an exit in personal or estate issues.

Management Buy-Outs

Backing incumbent management of private companies or corporate/subsidiary divestitures in acquiring their business from existing shareholders.

Recapitalization

Providing liquidity for existing shareholders while enabling them to remain as significant owners to benefit from future growth.

Growth Financing

Longer term capital for major internal or external growth initiatives such as industry consolidations, mergers/acquisitions, and expansions of operations or products.

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Solutions


"It feels like we added a powerful member to our team."
– Clay Ruple President
Adams Flavors, Foods & Ingredients

Solutions


"It feels like we added a powerful member to our team."
– Clay Ruple President
Adams Flavors, Foods & Ingredients