Britt Private Capital makes control buyout investments in lower middle market businesses based in the U.S. We focus on higher margin businesses that are leaders in their markets, or have the opportunity to become leaders in their markets by gaining greater access to growth capital, management talent and strategic guidance. We pursue companies that possess attractive growth prospects and lasting competitive advantages, and generate annual EBITDA in the range of $3 million to $15 million. The firm will consider smaller EBITDA businesses that are unique on a case by case basis.
The firm’s prior investment experience spans a wide range of sectors, including basic manufacturing, distribution, franchisors, retail and restaurants, business services and healthcare.
In addition to examining opportunities that are represented by an investment banker, business broker, or other industry professional, we often will partner with operating managers and pursue an active acquisition search to source a platform company to acquire in a specific sector or with specific attributes that is not technically on the market.
Our preference is to pursue acquisitions of family-owned and entrepreneurial-owned businesses where strong managers are in place. We have a great deal of experience in working with companies with this type of ownership, and have generally been the first professional investor in the company. We also are very experienced in structuring recapitalizations where existing management teams retain a significant stake post-closing, even in the event we are adding additional management to the team.