Have you received our letter?
Every few months, after extensive research, we send out a few, hand-signed letters to manufacturing companies that we want to get to know better.
If you got one of our letters and came to our website to learn more, here are a few of the most commonly asked questions.
Why did you send me a letter?/How did you find me?
For over 20 years, we’ve been investing in niche manufacturing companies in the United States. We’re constantly on the lookout for new partners via trade publications, shows, research, and introductions from friends in the industry. Before sending the letter, we try to learn as much as we can from your website and other sources of information. If we liked what we saw, we send a letter to introduce ourselves.
I get multiple calls, emails, or letters a week from people saying they want to buy my business, how are you different?
You have an incredibly big and important decision to make when it comes to seeking a partner to acquire or invest in your company.
First and foremost, we’re the interested party with our funds immediately available. We’re not a business broker or an unfunded sponsor trying to simply collect a fee, we’re interested in directly investing in your company. You work with us directly from beginning to end.
Second, we emphasize minimizing disruption throughout, and after, the acquisition process. We have a perfect track record of keeping jobs in the community post transaction. Unlike firms that seek to “flip” investments via aggressive management overhauls and outsourcing, we look to partner with the team in place. Our commitment is to honor your legacy by making you proud of what the company does during our investment period.
Third, we prioritize confidentiality. Auctions are a highly disruptive process that lets hundreds of parties, including your employees, customers, and suppliers, know that the company is for sale. Our direct investment model minimizes disruption. Additionally, most other private equity firms issue press releases and websites advertising their acquisitions. We anonymize our transactions, minimizing/eliminating the disruption to you, your company, and your employees.
I’m not interested now, but I might be later - what should I do?
We’re not in the business of trying to talk business owners into selling their companies. We’re in the business of being upfront and honest about who we are, what we do, and how we’re different than the other inquiries or solicitations you are receiving. We often get to know companies and their owners for several years before investing. We’ll move at whatever pace you want. If you have questions for us now, give us a call or fill out the contact form below.
I didn’t get your letter - does that mean you are not interested in my business?
Absolutely not. We only send out a small number of letters each year, but are always on the lookout for businesses that meet our investment criteria. If you are a business owner or intermediary and would like to introduce yourself, please do!