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.
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.
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.
We’ll also consider additional opportunities where our operating experience, relationships, and resources can add value.
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 extensive experience serving the landscape and irrigation industries; he also provides leadership to our portfolio company, SurfaceLogix. Similarly, Bill Bolton and his team know the fishing industry and are currently running our portfolio business, Blackfin Rods, who manufactures a USA-made, high-quality rod sold through tackle dealers, large retailers (BassPro, West Marine) and e-commerce sites (Tackle Direct).
We are seeking platform companies and add-ons for SurfaceLogix and Blackfin. It is a requirement 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 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