Our goal is to invest in great companies
and increase their value using a proven management methodology
that entails pursuing both internal and external growth
opportunities. This includes among others product/service
innovations, geographic and vertical market expansion,
strategic alliances, and add-on acquisitions. Unlike
most investment firms, Gordian Capital is particularly
interested in investment opportunities where the current
owner is interested in retiring or where there is a
need to add key senior executives to advance the business.
We focus on opportunities where the collective talents
of our team can be applied to maximize the long-term
value of the business. We actively pursue both owner-operated
companies and non-core corporate divisions (being divested).
A key element of our strategy is the active participation
of our principals, who will collaborate with existing
management and play a key role in leading the enterprise.
This new management team will have the benefit of drawing
on the extensive experience of Gordian Capital’s
syndicate of investors, all of whom are proven business
Investment opportunities are gathered
from traditional intermediaries, our extensive advisory
network, and through proprietary situations. Although
our investment evaluation and due diligence systems
follow traditional private equity practices, we also
consider a candidate’s fit with our management-centric
and growth-oriented investment philosophy. Size, market
position, current management, ownership positions, ongoing
operating strategy and growth potential are all evaluated
to determine whether we are the right partners to facilitate
the acquisition candidate’s transition.
Partnering with Gordian Capital
Gordian Capital encourages inquiries
directly from business owners and managers, as well
as from intermediaries, attorneys, business valuators,
estate planners, accountants, consultants and industry experts. We do
not require a written business plan in order to discuss
an opportunity. We honor finder's fees for introductions
that lead to completed transactions.
Our proprietary deal referral
agreement, buy-side financial advisor fee
agreement and confidentiality
agreement are readily available for review.
Proposals and inquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. All information
is held in strict confidence.
The Gordian Capital Investment Team
generally looks for opportunities that satisfy a majority
of the following:
management seeking to exit or the potential to place
outstanding external management into owner-operator
role; strong, experienced and motivated middle management
Owner-managed companies and/or non-core corporate
divisions with strong market positions characterized
by loyal customers, pricing power, and recurring revenue
streams; low, ongoing capital expenditure requirements;
diverse customer base with high retention rates.
$5 and $50 million in annual revenue; EBITDA greater
than $2 million with margins of 10% or higher; consistent
profitability and recurring revenue streams.
Fragmented, niche, and growing industries, including
business and consumer service companies, healthcare,
light manufacturing, and distribution services; well
defined opportunities for growth and value creation;
minimal exposure to risk from technological obsolescence,
regulatory shifts, or environmental liabilities.
Geography : We primarily
focus on opportunities throughout the U.S.
Gordian Capital welcomes the opportunity
to provide attractive exit opportunities to the owners
of enterprises that satisfy these criteria.