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Types of Investments

Anvil Capital acts as the catalyst for the sale of small businesses. We devise a structure tailored to meet the unique financial and operational needs of sellers. We utilize our own capital, as well as outside capital, to provide some immediate liquidity to sellers. Sellers also typically retain a residual financial interest for additional future liquidity and upside potential. From an operational perspective, our backgrounds enable us to assume the role of hands-on operator. This allows former owners to immediately or gradually extricate themselves from day-to-day operating responsibilities. In certain situations, it may be desirable for sellers to stay fully involved in the ongoing management of the business.

Anvil Capital requires a meaningful equity position in all of its portfolio investments. We pursue the following types of transactions:

  • Generational Transitions of Family Businesses
  • Recapitalizations
  • Industry Consolidations
  • Corporate Divestitures of Non-Core Divisions

Characteristics

Anvil Capital seeks to invest in business services and niche manufacturing companies located in the Northeastern United States.

These companies meet the following criteria:

  • Significant growth opportunities usually through a combination of organic growth and acquisitions
  • Revenues of $5 million to $20 million
  • EBITDA of $1 million to $3 million
  • Minimum EBITDA margin of 15% for service businesses; 20% for manufacturers
  • Strong competitive position (#1 or #2) within well-defined niche markets
  • Talented and dedicated operating management team
  • Diversified and stable customer base

Anvil Capital avoids investing in companies that are turnarounds, early stage, or operate in the following industries:

  • High technology
  • Real estate
  • Healthcare
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