Airwaves Case Study

Recapitalization allows AirWaves’ to gain institutional support, and “deep pockets” to fund Growth Overview Air Waves is a leading provider of on demand apparel fulfillment for the ecommerce channel. The company has developed a proprietary process for managing the complexity of “mass customization” of decorating apparel in single unit quantities. …

QK Holdings Case Study

Leading Brand Resurgence Overview QK founded as Denny’s franchisee by Robbie Qualls and Doug Koch in 1993 with their first restaurant in Holbrook, AZ QK purchases 9 units in Oregon, Dennis Ekstrom joins company as senior executive in 1995 QK diversifies into CSR in 2002 with an acquisition of Del …

Transnational Case Study

Attracting Blue Chip Clients Results Transaction closes in July 2015 Management cashes out minority shareholders, gains personal liquidity and establishes a larger ownership stake for the management team Strategic Plan targets 200% sales growth in five years through both organic growth and acquisitions

VMC Case Study

Management Buyout Results in Team Owning Majority Stake Overview VMC purchased from Aeroflex, Inc., was a leader in providing vibration isolation and seismic control solutions to the industrial, military and construction markets Purchased for $8.6 million in 2005 by Management and CCCM Management maintained control of Board and majority ownership …

Bastech Case Study

Leveraging Technology to Expand Into New Markets Overview Company founded in 1961 and profitable every year Proprietary products drove strong customer relationships and recurring revenues Founder limited growth to a lifestyle business resulting in low penetration of a large potential market (100+ U.S. pulp mills and untapped mining market) Attractive …

Kenexa Case Study

Culture of Excellence Drives Billion Dollar Exit Overview Founded as an executive recruiter, in the late 1980’s Developed the “Hire, Train, Retain” outsourced human resources model Purchased several companies in targeted areas; multiplied the sales post-acquisition by cross-selling to Fortune 500 customer base Rapid growth attracted national attention, including membership …