Components of Our Investment Strategy:
Our investment strategy begins with building a strong partnership with management. We combine the management team’s skills and goals for the business with our prior experience and expertise to accelerate growth and create equity value. We welcome business owners to retain a significant position in post-transaction ownership.
The Midwest enjoys a resilient economy and shared cultural values.
Middle Market Focus
Since GHJ&M’s inception, we have consistently focused our investing activities in the lower middle market. This market space offers greater opportunities for significant value creation.
We believe a diversified portfolio is prudent given an ever-changing economy and potentially volatile financial markets. We invest in mature, cash flowing, non-cyclical industries with low offshore competition. Specifically we target industries that are prevalent in the Midwest region and for which we have prior knowledge and expertise. These industries include: food manufacturing and distribution, consumer products, business services, transportation and niche manufacturing.
Building Better Companies
We build long-term value in our investments by designing appropriate capital structure, actively supporting management teams; facilitating new strategic initiatives through investment in human resources, technology and capital equipment; and when appropriate, identifying and executing add-on acquisitions.