Global Supplier Seeks to Acquire Kitchen / Cabinet Manufacturer on the East Coast

Calder Capital has been retained to assist a large, global supplier with its strategy to acquire a company located on the East Coast and specializing in the kitchen and cabinet manufacturing space. Our client is one of the largest suppliers of millwork and decorative services serving primarily the construction industry, and is now looking to expand in kitchen cabinets, doors, shelves, and other similar manufacturing capabilities. Our client is responsible for the entirety of our fees. 

Acquisition Criteria:

Target: Custom kitchen and closet manufacturers focusing on contemporary and transitional work, and featuring cabinet, door, shelf, and other similar manufacturing capabilities.
Geography: Mid-Atlantic and East Coast focused; NJ, PA, MD, and other surrounding areas.
Revenue: $5,000,000 to $20,000,000
Cash Flow: $500,000 to $2,000,000
Employee Base: 20-100
Facility Size: Estimated 30,000+ sq. ft.
Valuation/Deal Structure: The Acquirer is flexible regarding deal structure; they are open to 100% buyouts or controlling-interest positions that allow the Seller to cash out over time.
Manufacturing Capabilities: Millwork and related manufacturing capabilities for products such as cabinets, doors, countertops, shelves, and other similar products.
Management Situations: The Acquirer prefers situations where there is a strong management team in place who would like to continue leading the company post-transaction.
Profitability: The Acquirer is looking for established businesses with proven profitability.
Time Frame: The Acquirer is able to move quickly on the right opportunity.

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The Acquirer seeks a kitchen/cabinet manufacturer in the Mid-Atlantic or East Coast; NJ, PA, MD.

About the Company

Founded in the mid-20th century, our client is a leading supplier of decorative services and millworks within the construction and automotive industry. They have combined a strong service offering and broad manufacturing capabilities with deep industry knowledge and development strategies to become one of the largest and most successful suppliers in the world. This allows them to not only provide clients with the optimal products, but also sets the foundation for success as a premium global brand.

Our client is $3 billion in revenue and features 150+ locations across the globe. The firm has over 15,000 employees. Among the areas and industries in which the Company operates are commercial and residential construction and remodeling, government infrastructure projects, HVAC and commercial heating and cooling, hotel and hospitality construction and remodeling, and many other industries.

The Company would like to leverage its infrastructure and expertise in the industry to grow vertically via acquisitions. They are seeking synergistic opportunities with custom kitchen and closet manufacturers which feature millwork manufacturing capabilities for products such as doors, cabinets, shelves, countertops, and other similar products.

Buyer seeks cabinet manufacturer business for sale

Our client is $3 billion global supplier of millworks and decorative surfaces with over 150 locations worldwide.

If you are interested, or know of a potentially interested party, please contact:

Patrick Robey
Direct: 517-240-2895
patrick@caldergr.com

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Growing Staffing Company Seeks Skilled Trades Staffing Acquisitions Nationally

Calder Capital, LLC has been retained to assist a Midwest-based staffing company as it seeks to acquire skilled trades (industrial/commercial construction and marine) staffing firms throughout the continental US. Our client is paying the entirety of Calder’s fees.

Acquisition Criteria:

Target: Skilled Trades Staffing Agencies 
Geography:  Continental US

Desired Revenue: Between $2,000,000 and $20,000,000
Desired Cash Flow: Between $200,000 and $2,000,000

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Leadership has a proven track record of making successful acquisitions in the staffing industry and has the resources and capital to move quickly.

 

Valuation/Deal Structure: The Acquirer is flexible in regards to deal structure; they are open to 100% buyouts or controlling-interest positions that allow the Seller to cash out over time.
Growth Opportunities: The Acquirer will focus on companies offering growth opportunities in existing business lines and geographic markets.
Profitability: The Acquirer is seeking established businesses with proven profitability; however, turnaround or other similar situations will also be considered.

About The Acquirer:

Our client is an established skilled trades, light industrial and marine staffing firm with 10+ offices across the United States. The management team has extensive experience acquiring and integrating acquisitions successfully. The company’s client base includes leading construction, shipbuilding and industrial companies across the country.

Leadership has a proven track record of making successful acquisitions in the staffing industry and has the resources and capital to move quickly.

If you are interested or know of a potentially interested party, please contact:

Patrick Robey
Direct: 517-240-2895
patrick@caldergr.com

Established Staffing Acquirer Seeks Acquisitions of Indiana Light Industrial Staffing Companies

Calder Capital, LLC has been retained to assist a Midwest-based staffing company as it seeks to acquire one or more light industrial staffing companies in the State of Indiana. Our client is paying the entirety of Calder’s fees.

Acquisition Criteria:

Target: Light Industrial Staffing Agencies 
Geography:  State of Indiana

Desired Revenue: Between $1,000,000 and $20,000,000
Desired Cash Flow: Between $100,000 and $2,000,000

staffing company seeks skilled trades acquisitions

Leadership has a proven track record of making successful acquisitions in the staffing industry and has the resources and capital to move quickly.

 

Valuation/Deal Structure: The Acquirer is flexible in regards to deal structure; they are open to 100% buyouts or controlling-interest positions that allow the Seller to cash out over time.
Growth Opportunities: The Acquirer will focus on companies offering growth opportunities in existing business lines and geographic markets.
Profitability: The Acquirer is seeking established businesses with proven profitability; however, turnaround or other similar situations will also be considered.

About The Acquirer:

Our client is an established skilled trades, light industrial and marine staffing firm with 10+ offices across the United States. The management team has extensive experience acquiring and integrating acquisitions successfully. The company’s client base includes leading construction, shipbuilding and industrial companies across the country.

Leadership has a proven track record of making successful acquisitions in the staffing industry and has the resources and capital to move quickly.

If you are interested or know of a potentially interested party, please contact:

Patrick Robey
Direct: 517-240-2895
patrick@caldergr.com

Central Interconnect Seeks to Acquire Voice/Data Solution & Managed IT Service Providers

 

Calder Capital, LLC has been retained to assist Central Interconnect, a commercial technology systems integrator in Grand Rapids, MI, with its strategy to acquire similar firms within the IT solutions, Managed Services and unified communications industry. Our client is paying the entirety of our fees.

Acquisition Criteria:

Desired Revenue: $1,000,000 – $5,000,000
Desired Cash Flow: $500,000 – $1,000,000
Valuation/Deal Structure: The Acquirer is flexible in regards to deal structure; they are open to 100% buyouts or controlling-interest positions that allow the Seller to cash out over time.
Profitability: The Acquirer is seeking established businesses with proven profitability.
Time Frame: Acquirer will give preference to companies that wish to complete a transaction in the near term.

 

 

Central Interconnect Seeks Acquisitions

Founded in 1981, Central Interconnect has been bringing design skill, cutting-edge technology, customer service excellence and first-rate performance to corporate businesses, educational & religious organizations, performance venues and non-profits. 

About Central Interconnect

Central Interconnect (CI) is a commercial technology systems integrator and features a broad range of products and services. Some of the services CI offers include:

  • Audio Visual Presentation Systems: Central Interconnect offers envision presentations displayed on LCD’s, plasma or flat screens up to 103 inches, and video projection systems. They offer video conferencing, interactive white boards, document cameras, and precise lighting control.
  • Business Telephony Solutions (UC, VOIP, and Hosted/Cloud): CI has been providing telephony solutions since 1984. They provide design, engineering, installation, training, and support for businesses of all sizes. Central Interconnect is a ShoreTel partner.
  • Sound Reinforcement Systems: CI installs sound reinforcement systems that bring audio to stadiums, performing arts centers, field houses, performance arenas, churches, concert halls, and other major venues. They also provide high-quality music reproduction and apply wireless microphones, speakers, amplifiers, equalizers, and Biamp digital processors. They do all of this using leading brands like JBL and Apogee.
  • Unified Communications: Central offers the Unified Communications Solutions utilizing cutting edge products, which enables employees to communicate and collaborate through a broad range of applications such as messaging, video conferencing, remote connectivity, and others.
  • Television Distribution: Central designs systems that distribute multi-channel televisions, via satellite dish, cable distribution or internal broadcast channels.  These systems are ideal for schools, apartment complexes, retirement villages and other similar institutions. They specialize in LG, Samsung, Sharp, Panasonic, and Viewsonic flat panel displays.
  • Digital Signage: Central Interconnect specializes in many different digital signage systems.

Today, with technology more capable than ever, clients value Central Interconnect more than ever for their understanding, skill, experience and commitment to systems that deliver unparalleled performance.

Central Interconnect serves as a dealer for more than 100 brand-name manufacturers for audio/visual equipment, Pro Sound and telephony. Some of these many manufacturers include: Crestron, Extron, QSC, JBL, Bogen, Samsung, Sharp, LG, Mitsubishi, Bretford, Panasonic, Philips, IED, Altinex, Polycom, ShoreTel, HP/Aruba and many more. Central Interconnect is now leveraging its wealth of knowledge and expertise in the industry to grow via acquisitions. They are looking for synergistic opportunities with other companies in Managed IT, Unified Communications and Network Infrastructure.

Central is looking to grow and diversify its customer base, expand its geographic scope, and build an industry leading business within the commercial integration space.

If you are interested or know of a potentially interested party, please fill out the form below or contact Patrick Robey. All conversations will be strictly confidential. Please do not contact Central Interconnect directly.

Patrick Robey
Direct: 517-240-2895
patrick@caldergr.com

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Niche Distribution & Export Management Company Seeks Equity Partner

Established over 20 years ago, the Company is a niche distribution and export management company specializing in the sales and marketing of primarily US and some European-manufactured automotive and industrial equipment and supplies to a specific geographic area of the world. Markets served include a range of buyers of premium automotive and truck oils and additives, garage equipment, tools for electrical contractors, test instruments and much more.

The ambitious owner is in his 50s and is seeking an equity partner to become actively involved in the daily operations and strategic direction of the company and to assist him in launching a series of high-potential growth initiatives. Over 5-7 years, the present 100% owner would like to transition the business fully to this partner. The owner believes that the best fit for the business would be an individual with operational and financial savvy that is seeking to transition from their present career into ownership over a period of time. It is not critical that this individual live in close proximity to the Company headquarters as most of the day-to-day business is conducted via email or Skype. The owner is seeking a partner to buy in at 25-49%, however remains open to a majority buyout. 

The Company is headquartered in the Midwest US, where all administrative and purchasing functions are carried out from a leased 1,000 sqft office. It maintains a leased 7,200 sqft warehouse in the southern US. This warehouse receives and maintains inventory, consolidates export shipments and loads containers for overseas shipments. It is 1.4 miles from a large-scale port. The Company’s sales office is located overseas where a team of sales representatives attend trade shows, process sales orders, offer support and training for customers and handle customer relations in general. There are a total of 9 employees, including the owner. 

 

 
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The Company exports its own proprietary line of automotive lifts. Sales are projected to grow as much as 10x from only two years ago! Note: Lift pictured is a stock photo and not the Company’s product.

Financial Overview

2016 Revenue: $5,433,154

2016 EBITDA: $373,717

2016 SDE: $465,713

 

Investment Highlights

Proprietary Product Sales – The Company has recently begun selling its own branded automotive lift products. Customer response and sales have been very encouraging. Sales may hit $500,000 in 2017, up from only $50,000 in 2015.

Growth Plan Established – The present owner has spent a significant amount of time laying out the details of an ambitious, yet feasible plan that will grow the Company to $15MM in sales and $1.5MM in EBITDA over 5-7 years. 

Diversified Product Offering & Support –  The Company is able to consolidate a broad variety of products (including many automotive and industrial consumables) and ship them cost-effectively. Established US and European brands have relied on the Company for over 20 years to sell their products and provide training. 

Niche Market Access – Significant cultural, linguistic and logistical barriers to entry exist in serving the Company’s core customers. It would be extremely difficult for a startup to compete in the space effectively.

 
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There is an opportunity to stock more inventory, which would allow for consolidation and lower shipping costs for customers. This is part of a multifaceted plan to grow the Company to $15MM in sales.

 

Growth Opportunities

New Markets Identified – The Company has identified other geographies that are ripe for expansion. Infrastructure and wealth are rapidly building in this market and many of the Company’s products cost less than currently competing products. Establishment of a warehouse and sales office to serve this market would likely lead to significant growth. 

Sales/Marketing/Advertising – The Company relies almost exclusively on trade shows to develop sales leads. It does not maintain a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database nor does it employ any consistent or structured means of staying in touch with leads. Additionally, the Company maintains its website only in English, whereas the majority of its customers speak other languages. Investment in a CRM to track sales leads, email marketing to stay in touch with leads and make them aware of product offerings, a website upgrade including SEO, PPC advertising, social media, mobile advertising and translation tools would significantly expand the Company’s messaging and marketing reach, and would naturally increase the flow of new sales leads. 

Establishment of Distribution Center – Presently, the Company places orders for inventory upon receipt of customer orders. The inventory is shipped to the US warehouse and then processed for overseas delivery. In sum, it can take 4-8 weeks for delivery. Establishing a warehouse and housing inventory in the region would cut down on transit time by 2-8 weeks. Smaller more frequent orders would be possible and customer satisfaction would improve.

Carry Additional Inventory – The Company’s current model requires that it only purchase inventory when it has a confirmed order. However, because customers pay for freight, they often want their entire order consolidated before shipping. This results in lag time as the various products show up at the Company and are put into the container. Stocking inventory will allow the Company to ship faster by having many of the most sought after products on-hand. The key here is that the Company has the sales histories of many fast-moving products (about 75% of them), the data of which will allow for predicting how much of what key product to stock up on.

The BEST way to receive confidential information about this opportunity is to fill out the form below.

Upon doing so you will receive a link via email to review and sign our confidentiality agreement. Once signed we will be able to further the conversation and send you the confidential Offering Documents. Please contact us at info@caldergr.com with any questions. Interested parties must demonstrate proof of financial capability, sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement, and answer a few brief questions. Inquire today about this established Niche Distribution & Export Management Company!

Custer Subsidiary C&S Electric acquires Grand Haven, MI-based Erickson Electric Service, Inc.

Calder Capital, LLC is very pleased to announce the successful sale of Grand Haven, MI-based Erickson Electric Service, Inc. to C&S Electric Service, a subsidiary of Custer, Inc.

Founded in 1988 by Tom Erickson, Erickson Electric Service, Inc. grew steadily and is now nearly 30 years later is recognized as a leader in a wide range of electrical and telecommunications services to commercial, industrial and residential customers in Grand Haven and the greater West Michigan area. In addition to these services, the Company also designs and builds industrial electrical automation systems controls and has the internal capability to build and repair industrial machinery which requires expertise in pneumatics, hydraulics, and welding.

Regarding the acquisition, Mr. Erickson stated, “We are very pleased to join forces with the Custer family. Their reputation and resources will allow our team to grow and have access to new and better opportunities. We are very familiar with C&S Electric and believe that we will work well in unison to better serve our customers and team!”

Operations will continue as normal and Erickson Electric Service will continue to serve the Grand Haven area while working on additional C&S projects. The combined electric companies will now have a team of 40 highly skilled employees.

Mark Custer, Vice President at Custer, Inc. noted, “C&S Electric’s acquisition of Erickson Electric Service allows both companies to expand their services into the greater West Michigan market. Adding Erickson Electric Service to the C&S team brings us additional highly skilled electricians and will allow both companies to work on larger projects.”

Custer purchased C&S Electric in 2015 to support Custer’s integrated furniture and technology projects. With the emergence of technology distribution throughout the office, Custer can now integrate electrical distribution into projects.

Pankaj Rajadhyaksha, Mergers & Acquisitions Associate at Calder Capital, LLC was excited about the acquisition: “It was great to work with the Custer team as they continue to expand and strengthen their West Michigan footprint. Their 2015 purchase of C&S Electric proved successful and I’m sure that Erickson will go equally as well. It’s always a genuine pleasure to bring two West Michigan companies together!”

Max Friar, Calder’s Managing Partner noted: “The 2017 M&A market continues to be very strong, with particularly strong interest from buyers. Confidence and capital abound and we are very excited to have already closed our 6th transaction of the year!”

Calder Capital, LLC was the exclusive Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor to Erickson Electric Service, Inc.

Custer Subsidiary C&S Electric Acquires Erickson Electric, Inc.

Calder Capital, LLC served as the exclusive M&A Advisor to Erickson Electric Service, Inc. 

Full-Service Digital Marketing Agency Seeks Marketing Agency Acquisitions

Calder Capital has been retained to assist a Michigan-based digital marketing agency with its strategy to acquire other marketing agencies, media firms, and other similar digital marketing companies throughout the continental U.S. Our client is paying the entirety of Calder’s fees.

Acquisition Criteria:

Target: Marketing agencies, media firms, and digital marketing companies.
Geography: Continental United States.
Desired Revenue: Up to $10,000,000
Desired Cash Flow: Up to $2,000,000

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The Acquirer is flexible in regards to deal structure; they are open to 100% buyouts or controlling-interest positions that allow the Seller to cash out over time.

 

Valuation/Deal Structure:The Acquirer is flexible in regards to deal structure; they are open to 100% buyouts or controlling-interest positions that allow the Seller to cash out over time.
Growth Opportunities: The Acquirer will focus on companies with significant growth opportunities. They expect these companies will require additional resources and talent in order to meet growing demand.
Profitability: The Acquirer is seeking established businesses with proven profitability; however, turnaround or other similar situations will also be considered.

About The Acquirer:

Our client is a digital agency which merges extraordinary design and powerful technology with decades of experience, serving multiple industries: from automotive and music to health care and consumer products. They help organizations with many different configurations to meet their goals in the digital space and beyond.

Their services include:

  • Web: The company creates multidimensional user experiences, which include responsive designs, enterprise, custom content management, publishing platforms, and more.
  • Mobile: The company specializes in UIX and creative as well as in the engineering of apps for devices of all types. They build standards and offer code management policies and procedures, along with comprehensive app development for its customer base.
  • Content Development: The agency’s team creates engaging content strategies and opportunities like blog posts, articles, videos and graphics through multiple digital channels.
  • Social: The company helps guide businesses of all sizes and types through the complicated process of developing, maintaining and measuring social media channels. From strategy and policy development, to daily activation and analytics, the firm handles the entire spectrum.
  • Experimental: The creative and developmental teams specialize in bringing the client’s brands to life, and combine award-winning creativity with the latest technologies and innovations to create a unique experience that ignites the senses and engages audiences of all ages.
  • Advertising / Analytics: The marketing team addresses massive wasted spending problems by creating real value for each budget and directing traffic to the right properties, generating visibility and sales. They provide complete search engine program management, from optimization of content and websites (SEO), to digital ad buys, conversion management and reporting.

The agency’s customer base includes leading blue chip consumers in automotive, music, healthcare, and other large and growing industries.

The agency desires to leverage its wealth of knowledge and expertise in the industry in order to grow via acquisitions. The firm is seeking to acquire other marketing agencies, media firms, and other similar digital marketing companies throughout the U.S. to diversify into new industries, grow and expand its customer base, and build an industry leading digital marketing agency headquartered out of Michigan.

If you are interested, or know of a potentially interested party, please contact:

Patrick Robey
Direct: 517-240-2895
patrick@caldergr.com

Lemira Capital Partners Seeks Platform Acquisition in Indiana or SW Michigan

Calder Capital has been retained to assist Lemira Capital Partners, a boutique private investment firm headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, with its platform acquisition strategy.  Lemira Capital Partners is seeking to acquire a platform middle market manufacturing, industrial, service or wholesale / distribution firm in Indiana or Southwest Michigan. Lemira is paying the entirety of Calder’s fees.

Acquisition Criteria:

Target: Established Middle Market Manufacturing, Industrial, Service, Wholesale, and Distribution Firms.
Geography: Indiana and Southwest Michigan. Selectively throughout the Midwest.
Desired Revenue: $5,000,000 – $20,000,000
Desired Cash Flow: $1,000,000 – $3,000,000

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The vision of Lemira is to partner with strong management teams to not only grow the company but also preserve the culture and legacy of the business and its history.

 

Valuation/Deal Structure: The Acquirer is flexible in regards to deal structure; they are open to 100% buyouts or controlling-interest positions that allow the Seller to cash out over time, potentially at a higher price.
Profitability: The Acquirer is seeking established businesses with proven profitability.

 

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Lemira Capital Partners is seeking to acquire a platform middle market manufacturing, industrial, service or wholesale / distribution firm in Indiana or Southwest Michigan.

About Lemira Capital Partners:

Lemira Capital was founded in the Central Midwest after the Managing Partner led his wholesale distribution facility with a staff of 35 through a successful period of rapid growth and subsequently sold the company. The vision of Lemira is to partner with strong management teams to not only grow the company but also preserve the culture and legacy of the business and its history. The Principals of Lemira have experience in distribution, warehousing, finance, logistics as well as real estate development and management. Lemira Capital Partners, founded in 2016, is focused on investments in Middle Market companies in manufacturing, industrial, service, wholesale, and distribution. Investments are focused on small cap businesses in the lower middle market which feature long, stable histories and proven profitability business models.

Lemira can add tremendous value to companies through increased reporting and metrics, monthly meetings focused on value creation and strategy, improved accountability, specific assistance from Lemira team members and advisors, and other operational and strategic guidance and resources which can help boost company performance. Lemira believes that companies within its scope of investment criteria, those midwestern companies in the lower middle market, are specifically well-positioned to grow aggressively through an increased focus on these strategic initiatives.

If you are interested, or know of a potentially interested party, please fill out the form below or contact Patrick Robey. All conversations will be strictly confidential. Please do not contact Lemira directly.

Patrick Robey
Direct: 517-240-2895
patrick@caldergr.com

Midwest Timer Service, Inc. Seeks to Acquire Manufacturing/Distribution Business

Calder Capital, LLC has been retained to assist Midwest Timer Service, Inc. a well-established manufacturing firm based in Benton Harbor, MI, with its strategy to acquire a lower middle market manufacturing, industrial, wholesale, or distribution firm in Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan. MTS is paying the entirety of Calder’s fees.

Acquisition Criteria:

Target: Established Lower Middle Market Manufacturing, Industrial, Wholesale, and Distribution Companies
Geography: Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan. Selectively throughout the Midwest.

Desired Revenue: $2,000,000+
Desired Cash Flow: $500,000 – $1,500,000

Midwest Timer Service, inc Benton Harbor

Midwest Timer Service, Inc. is a very successful, well-established manufacturing company specializing in electromechanical timers for Fortune 500 OEMs. MTS is seeking to leverage its wealth of knowledge and expertise to diversify into new products, markets and capabilities.

Valuation/Deal Structure: The Acquirer is flexible in regards to deal structure; they are open to 100% buyouts or controlling-interest positions that allow the Seller to cash out over time.
Profitability: The Acquirer is looking for established businesses with proven profitability.
Time Frame: Acquirer will give preference to companies that wish to complete a transaction in the near term.

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About Midwest Timer Service, Inc.:

Midwest Timer Service is a three generation-old business that manufactures high quality, reliable electromechanical timers for OEMs such as Whirlpool and other leading appliance manufacturers. Midwest Timer is an industry leader working with major OEMs for decades as well as having an established position in the commercial and industrial sector. Midwest’s veteran team boasts a long history of experience in the appliance industry and other similar industries and, through decades of successful management, has gained an exceptional understanding of manufacturing processes and distribution management.

Midwest is now looking to leverage its wealth of knowledge and expertise to diversify into new products, markets and capabilities. Midwest is looking to acquire either a small manufacturing operation or distribution business, which will help to diversify Midwest Timer into new products and industries. Midwest Timer is looking for companies which feature long, stable histories and proven profitability business models.

If you are interested, or know of a potentially interested party, please fill out the form below or contact Patrick Robey. All conversations will be strictly confidential. Please do not contact Midwest Timer directly.

Patrick Robey
Direct: 517-240-2895
patrick@caldergr.com

Investors Seek Lower Middle Market Manufacturing Business in Michigan

Calder Capital has been retained to assist two individual investors looking to acquire a lower middle market manufacturing firm in Eastern Mid-Michigan.

Acquisition Criteria:

Target: Established Niche Lower Middle Market Manufacturing Firms
Geography: Eastern Mid-Michigan (within a 75 mile radius of Saginaw)

Desired Revenue: $2,000,000 – $6,000,000
Desired Cash Flow: $500,000 – $2,000,000

Valuation/Deal Structure: The investors are flexible with regard to deal structure. They prefer 100% buyouts with potential for management stock participation. They are open to other structures as well, but require a minimum of a controlling-interest position (51% ownership).
Profitability: The acquirers are looking for established businesses with a history (or realistic projection) of profitability.

Management Team: The acquirers prefer businesses with experienced management in place and willing to remain with the company following the acquisition.
Time Frame: Acquirers are able to move quickly on the right opportunity.

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The investors’ objective is to partner with existing personnel to grow the company while preserving the culture, history, and legacy of the business.

About The Principals:

After running several successful businesses throughout their careers and subsequently selling many of these business interests, the investors are now looking to purchase a lower middle market manufacturing operation. Their objective is to partner with existing personnel to grow the company while preserving the culture, history, and legacy of the business.

The principals do not plan to assume operational roles, but are in a position to provide valuable guidance, networking and other resources to achieve long-term growth and stability. Our investors have extensive experience in manufacturing operations and are focused on niche manufacturing companies. They are seeking a company with an established, proprietary product offering, a stable customer base, good growth potential, and experienced personnel.

One of the investment partners is a retired partner in a CPA firm. He recently led a mid-sized Michigan-based institution through a period of significant growth and successfully sold this institution to a larger competitor. The other partner’s experience lies in manufacturing and operations. He and his family continue to have a controlling interest in a large, Michigan-based manufacturing operation. Under his leadership, the company has grown significantly over the last two decades and has a dominate market position within its market segment.

If you are interested, or know of a potentially interested party, please fill out the form below or contact Patrick Robey. All conversations will be strictly confidential.

Patrick Robey
Direct: 517-240-2895
patrick@caldergr.com