Having Created Over $3 Billion in Equity Value Over Three Decades Means We Have a Proven Value Creation Strategy That Works.

Depending on your unique needs and the specifics of your business, adding value can mean different things. Building great businesses always has challenges and we are here to support that evolution; bringing complementary skills to your growth story.

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Inside Look into Clairvest's Partnership with Meriplex.
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Here are four areas where we can add value:

1. Grow

  • Source, evaluate and structure transformative acquisitions to expand your capabilities and reach
  • Accelerate your strategic positioning through organic growth initiatives
  • Leverage our multi-industry experiences and lessons learned to drive key decision making and overarching strategy at the board level

2. Strengthen

  • Augment the financial reporting and accountability foundation
  • Improve capital efficiency by creating accountability measures for major investments
  • Enhance sales performance
  • Evaluate new technology solutions, including implementations of financial systems, processes, HR/training and others

3. Access

  • Help recruit and develop talent
  • Guide portfolio companies to new customers, suppliers and outside experts
  • Source and structure attractive non-dilutive debt packages
  • Access to best-in-class vendors for your unique requirements

4. Succeed

  • Align together for long-term success as shareholders
  • Respect your entrepreneurial energy, legacy and growth aspirations
  • Maximize value on exit by connecting to acquirers and providing preparation, negotiation and legal support at the time of sale

The Type of Company We Seek

While we invest across a wide variety of industries, geographies, and company sizes, one criteria remains the same: we look for experienced managers with a proven track record of success who have their personal capital invested in the company. We partner when we determine that we share core values and have a common vision for growth.

Ownership

We do not require majority ownership and seek situations where we can be a minority investor.

Target Size of Company

EBITDA between $10 million and $50 million.

Size of Investment

$25 million to $100 million in equity capital in each portfolio company.

Experienced and Invested Management

With a track record of success who have invested their personal capital.

Industry

Growing industries with recurring revenue, fragmented competitor set, economies of scale, and attractive margins.

We Typically Meet Our Partners in the Following Situations

Seeking Growth Capital

Your business is at an inflection point with acquisition potential and you’re looking for a strategic financing partner to invest cash now.

Simplifying Shareholder Base

You have early employees, friends & family, investors, or business partners who want to exit or divest ownership.

Personal De-risking

You are ready to realize some value from the business you worked to build and to continue to grow the enterprise at a lower ownership level.

De-leveraging Balance Sheet

You would like to realign your balance sheet to bring on an active equity partner and rely less on debt.

Owner Transition

You are ready to fully realize the value of your business and transition ownership immediately or over time to an existing management team that will continue to be owners of the business.