What We Do
EquiNova Capital Partners provides sell-side transaction advisory and undertakes private equity investments on an independent sponsor basis. Our transaction partners can count on an exceptional level of responsiveness, attention to detail and the hard work and persistence on which we have built our reputations.
Relevant transaction experience
- Value-added distribution
- Component manufacturing and supply
- Lumber and building materials manufacturing and distribution
- Window and door manufacturing and distribution
- Various go-to-market strategies (B2B, B2C, 1-step and 2-step distribution)
- Businesses serving both commercial and residential segments
Our primary areas of focus are described in greater detail below.
Business Sale (M&A) Advisory
At EquiNova Capital Partners, we tailor our advisory services to suit the needs of our clients. Our professionals approach every assignment as a unique event, which represents the culmination of the value created by our clients and their management team during their ownership of their company.
We work closely and collaboratively with our clients and their tax, legal and financial advisors throughout the sale process. This ensures that the outcome meets our client’s unique needs. Because of our extensive network of contacts among potential acquirers, acquisition targets and capital providers, our professionals can identify the optimal transaction partner for our clients.
By beginning each transaction process with a broad group of potential partners, we maintain competitiveness and ensure a transaction that clears the market. The thoroughness of our approach reassures our clients that they have received the best possible offer, with respect to both valuation and terms.
Our professionals have completed the sale of highly profitable and troubled companies alike and unique transactions such as the sale of intellectual property. Regardless of the type of transaction we undertake, we bring a mix of experience, ideas and persistence that allows us to lead transactions to a successful outcome for our clients.
See a representative sample of our completed Prior Transactions.
Private Equity Investments
Our professionals seek acquisitions in partnership with leading private equity firms. We maintain relationships with capital providers who, collectively, have hundreds of millions of dollars in available capital. We seek investments that fit with our relevant transaction experience, discussed above.
We source acquisition opportunities among middle-market private companies. We believe that our deep experience in selling companies makes us ideal buy-side partners. This includes a heightened awareness of the concerns of sellers: confidentiality, a reasonable due diligence process, and speed and certainty of closing, among others. Additionally, our Managing Principals have experience as owners and investors and members of the board of directors of various private companies.
Our core investment approach centers on investing in companies that have achieved success but would benefit from professionalizing various aspects of their business operation. We are also focused on identifying strategic paths to grow an already successful business, whether through acquiring new customers or undertaking acquisitions. Other key strategic initiatives include identifying and recruiting additional management team members. A strategic plan is created for each investment opportunity, with the goal of maximizing the value the business and providing opportunities for management teams to develop their careers and build wealth.
Deal Criteria: We seek to acquire businesses that would benefit from our strategic experience and that have at least $5 million in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA).
See a list of our current Portfolio Investments.
Newsletter & Research
We publish a newsletter each month that discusses our view on the building products industry segment and the economic environment as it pertains to M&A activity. Please sign up to receive our newsletter in the future.
Partnering with Managers
Management Buyout (MBO)
In many cases, the owner of a company asks the senior management team if they are interested in acquiring the company as the owner approaches retirement. The EquiNova Capital team provides management teams with access to the debt and equity capital needed to make a potential MBO become a reality.
We are always interested in meeting executives who are seeking new challenges and entrepreneurial opportunities. This includes partnering with the EquiNova Capital team to find a business to acquire and grow or making introductions to companies seeking successful managers to join their team.