While WSB & Company is flexible in the types and sizes of transactions that we complete, we focus on businesses with the following characteristics:

Size

  • Revenue:  $10+ million
  • EBITDA:  $3+ million
  • Capital Contribution:  $5+ million
  • No size criteria for add-on acquisitions

Management Team

  • We consider transactions in which existing management teams remain in place and transactions in which we help recruit and hire a new generation of managers
  • Existing or new management team must be interested in partnering with WSB and growing the business over the long-term

Company Characteristics

  • Established, proven business model (no start-ups)
  • Clear growth strategy (WSB will assist in the development of the growth strategy in certain situations)
  • Possibility for add-on acquisitions
  • Stable position in a growing industry
  • Significant barriers-to-entry
  • Diversified customer and supplier base

 Industry Focus

WSB will consider investment opportunities across a wide range of industries; however, we are most focused on the following sectors:

  • Business services
  • Consumer services
  • Value-added distribution
  • Building materials

WSB’s Post-Close Ownership

  • We acquire majority or minority positions
  • Significant management ownership post-closing
  • We consider providing mezzanine financing for our majority-owned companies 

Transaction Types

  • Family or entrepreneur-owned businesses seeking succession plan or liquidity options
  • Generational transitions
  • Management buyouts
  • Growth capital
  • Equity recapitalizations
  • Over-leveraged or capital-intensive businesses
  • Corporate divestitures 
 
 
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