How We Help

We actively seek business owners who want to take their businesses to the next level, by leveraging the capital and resources we can provide. We are a great resource for business owners looking to retire or to take some equity “off the table” by bringing on a partner who can help the business continue to grow. We also facilitate buyouts in partnership with management teams. The synergy between the companies we acquire and the experienced operators who are already part of our team can produce tremendous financial results.

Investment Sectors


With our success as owners of BlackFin Rods and our deep relationships in the sportfishing industry, we’re actively seeking additional investments in this sector.

Landscape Products

Our founder and management team has deep experience in the landscape products industry. We actively seek additional acquisitions and investment opportunities where our relationships and expertise can add synergy and lead to growth.

Secured Debt and Mezzanine Financing

We also provide senior secured debt and mezzanine financing as growth capital to businesses in the Midwest and Southeastern United States.

Other Opportunities

We’ll also consider additional opportunities where our operating experience, relationships, and resources can add value.

What We Do

You might be wondering what is with the tagline “Experience Matters.” At Elvisridge Capital, we believe experience does matter, and that is why our team is highly focused on two specific industries: sportfishing products and landscape and irrigation products. Jack Miller has vast experience serving the landscape and irrigation industries and provides leadership and guidance to our portfolio companies, SurfaceLogix and ICT.  Similarly, Bill Bolton knows the fishing industry and provides valuable insight and thought leadership to our fishing portfolio companies.

We are continuously seeking platform companies and add-ons to our existing portfolio. It is our preference that the owner and/or their management team wish to stay on and run the business. We will almost always incentivize the key manager(s) with equity in the business. After all, you know your business and industry. We bring extensive financial resources along with expertise in sales management, manufacturing and product management and marketing and e-commerce to help jumpstart additional growth.  A true partnership.

If you would like to talk, give any one of our team members a call.

Michael Southard, Managing Director