This webinar will dive into three LFM portfolio companies and explore the different ways private equity partners with management teams to help accelerate growth.
First, LFM will walk through its investment in EDSCO, a Denton-TX-based manufacturer of anchor bolts and fasteners for large steel structures. LFM partnered with management to meaningfully grow the business through investing in capex and people, and by completing add-on acquisitions to bolster capabilities and improve the manufacturing process.
Next, we will talk about Medix, an Elkhart, Indiana-based ambulance manufacturer and former LFM portfolio company. LFM worked with the Medix team to create a smooth transition and succession plan for the former owner to set the company up for its next phase of growth. LFM also partnered with Medix in creating a new ambulance brand and building out its dealer network for wider product distribution.
Finally, we will dig into Eckhart, an advanced manufacturing solutions provider based in Lansing, MI, and LFM’s first platform investment. LFM worked with Eckhart’s former owners to identify a strong leader for the company to facilitate their retirement and then hit the ground running on an add-on acquisition strategy to diversify the business on all levels – customers, geographies and products.
- Picking the right partner matters – people and cultural alignment is an integral part of selecting a private equity partner.
- There are multiple paths to growth and achieving operational goals in private equity partnerships.
About the Exit Planning in Action Series:
This webinar series is full of deep dive case studies and real-life stories from the field. Learn how the Value Acceleration Methodology is implemented with business owners in both the early stages (pre-client) and the exit planning and value growth processes (client stage). Experts will introduce their stories and utilize case studies to dive deep into specific exit planning ecosystem topics over the course of a two-hour interactive and engaging virtual session.
The EPI Exit Planning in Action Webinar Series is a FREE web-based continuing education presentation for EPI members and the general public. Topics for the webinars complement the EPI Value Acceleration Methodology, a process created by Christopher Snider, and taught in or at the Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) Program. These one-hour educational broadcasts are taught by industry experts from across the nation. Review upcoming broadcasts below.