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|A.R.P. Capital Partners||Private Equity||Trade Buyer|
|Number of acquisitions||Limited and focused; every opportunity is assessed against our sector specific growth strategy||Multiple and diversified; each becoming one of several portfolio companies||Multiple acquisitions; each becoming one of many corporate divisions|
|Value creation||Building and growing company through enhanced top-line growth and operational improvement||Financial engineering, cost-cutting and strategic oversight||Acquisition synergies and cost cutting|
|Source of capital||Group of highly successful entrepreneurs, operating executives, business angels and institutional investors||Institutional (large endowments, pension funds and insurance companies)||Public and private funds|
No preset exit deadlines
|3 to 5 years investment|
horizon restricted by life of fund
|Dependent on core business startegy|
|Commitment||100% full-time active management focus on development of the acquired companies||One of several portfolio companies; Occasional board-level involvement||One of many corporate divisions|
|Owner tie-in||Owner can leave immediately / after short hand-over period||Owner typically tied-in for 2-3 years||Owner typically tied-in for 2-3 years|
Raj’s primary areas of expertise are in investment strategy, finance and resource allocation.
Prior to founding A.R.P. Capital, Raj worked as an equity research analyst at Goldman Sachs, where he was responsible for generating investment recommendations to institutional clients. Prior to that, Raj spent a number of years at Ernst & Young, a ‘big-four’ financial services firms, primarily in the mid-market Mergers & Acquisitions team. He is experienced in corporate transactions, financial strategy, business modelling, and resource planning.
Raj holds an MA in Economics from Cambridge University. He is also a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA) and a qualified Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Anish’s primary areas of expertise are in strategy, operations and business planning.
Prior to founding A.R.P. Capital, Anish worked at Barclays Bank and L.E.K. Consulting where he advised senior management teams and entrepreneurs across numerous industries operating in the UK, mainland Europe, Asia and Africa. He is especially experienced in creating long-term strategic objectives, financial modelling and business forecasting, organisational design and ‘100 day’ planning activities related to acquisitions.
Anish holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an MA from Cambridge University in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.
The A.R.P Capital team consists of over 30 seasoned entrepreneurs, business executives, and investors - a group that includes 25 current and former CEO/Presidents (covering the full size spectrum from lower-mid market to FTSE-100 companies) and 16 partners at institutional investment firms. Collectively, this team brings decades of experience to evaluating, acquiring and successfully growing small to mid-sized businesses across all sectors. This group will be active in any A.R.P. Capital Partners acquisition, offering unparalleled knowledge and experience to ensure the future success of any company we invest in.
Rob is a director of A.R.P. Capital Partners. Rob co-founded and ran a US-based venture capital backed company in the 1980s. Since the successful sale of the company, he has been an active investor in a number of private companies in the US and the UK. Rob is a partner in Dublin-based Delta Partners, serves on the Advisory Board of Palamon Capital Partners in London, and is Visiting Professor at IESE Business School in Barcelona, where he teaches a course on venture capital.
Maurice is a director of A.R.P. Capital Partners. Maurice is an investor, entrepreneur and former part-time professor at London Business School. Over the course of his career, he has invested in a number of new and developing businesses, both in the US and Europe. He co-founded Sea Containers with James Sherwood in 1965. He co-led the buy-out of SDX Business Systems, a telephone equipment business, and was its chairman when it floated in 1996 and eventually sold to Lucent in 1998. He is a prolific angel investor in the UK, and was the only investor in Innocent, the well-known UK maker of smoothies and is one of Innocent’s major shareholders. Maurice received his undergraduate degree in economics from Yale University and an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School.
Simon is a director of A.R.P. Capital Partners. Simon is an entrepreneur and angel investor. He acquired orthotics and prosthetics business Rehabilitation Services Ltd in 1995 that he grew as a CEO from £3.5m to £30m sales when is sold it in 2005 realising an excellent return for investors. He became the chairman of the industry association, representing the industry at a Government level.
Simon remains entrepreneurial and is committed to building businesses and generating capital growth in either an executive or non-executive capacity. He remains primarily focused on opportunities in the healthcare sector. Simon holds an MBA from London Business School.
Beechbrook Capital is a specialist London-based fund manager providing equity and debt capital to small and medium-sized businesses in northern and western Europe. It supports companies with typical enterprise values between €10 million and €100 million.
Nick co-founded Beechbrook in 2008 with Paul Shea and sits on the Investment Committee. He is a qualified ACA and spent 14 years in the banking industry, latterly at Mizuho Corporate Bank, where he was Head of Loan Syndication and of Mezzanine. He was also a member of Mizuho's management team and sat on the investment committees of its asset management subsidiary.
Paul co-founded Beechbrook in 2008 with Nick Fenn and sits on the Investment Committee. Paul has over 15 years in the asset management industry. Prior to founding Beechbrook, Paul worked in the investment banking division of Schroders before moving to MetLife Investments and then Mizuho. Paul is highly experienced in credit, asset management, fund structuring and plays a leading role in fund raising for Beechbrook Capital.
Relay Investments is a lower mid-market investment fund based in Boston.
Mr. Mina is a co-founding Managing Director of Relay Investments and is based in the Boston office. He currently serves on several portfolio company boards including Ackerman Security Systems, Center Rock, Creative Catalog Concepts, iCoat Company, OASIS Group Ltd and Prospect Education. Mr. Mina also serves on the board of the Swedish School of Boston. He was previously President and CEO of Cameraworld.com, one of Sverica's pre-fund portfolio companies. In earlier careers, Mr. Mina worked in the public and private sectors in a number of industries, including technology (United Nations Computing Centre and Storage Technology), banking (Citibank, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and VISA) and telecommunications (consultant for a large European company). A native of Italy and Sweden, Mr. Mina earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Imperial College at the University of London and his MBA degree at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University
Mr. Steber co-founded Relay Investments. During his early tenure, Mr. Steber was CEO of two pre-fund investments in Birmingham, Alabama, Automatic Detection Systems Inc, an electronic security company, and Accudocs, a billing services company. Both of these entities were eventually sold to larger industry leaders. Later, Mr. Steber was actively involved in sourcing Sverica’s (since divested) Gainshare Media investment, Ackerman Security Systems in Georgia, and PROEM in Arizona/Colorado. Mr. Steber continues to represent Sverica on the board of Ackerman, a leading electronic security company in Atlanta. A native of Canada, Mr. Steber earned his BSc degree in Engineering from Imperial College at the University of London and his MBA degree from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Mr. Steber is based in Relay's Montreal office.
Anacapa Partners is a lower mid-market private equity fund based in Palo Alto, California.
Mr. Stevens has 20 years of experience structuring, operating and investing in search fund companies. Jeff has managed three funded searches during the period from 1990-2005, each one culminating in the acquisition of a lower middle market company. Jeff understands the elements of the search fund model that drive success. In addition, Jeff's relationships with other experienced, successful search fund investors and current search fund principals allows Anacapa Partners access to invest in concert with a group that has been participating in this business model for over 20 years.
Prior to founding Anacapa Partners, Jeff was the CEO of three venture-backed buyouts – Balkin Cable Holdings (cable television system operator), Ancora Capital (mail presort), and Liberty Fitness (women's fitness centers). Following these three buyouts, Jeff founded Deeelish! (manufacturer/retailer of ready-to-cook gourmet meals). In each of Jeff's four ventures he has maintained responsibility for all aspects of sourcing acquisition/start-up opportunities, including identifying potential targets, industry analysis, company specific due diligence, and fundraising (debt and equity) to complete the transaction. Following the completion of each acquisition Jeff became the senior executive of the acquired company with direct reporting responsibility to a shareholder group and Board of Directors. Prior to beginning his entrepreneurial path Jeff was an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company. Jeff received his Bachelor of Arts and MBA from Stanford University, and remains actively involved in the Stanford community. He participates in classroom case discussion for entrepreneurship courses at the Graduate School of Business, serves as a mentor for students participating in a two-quarter business planning course, and volunteers in numerous capacities for the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. Jeff is also a member of the Ford Committee at DAPER.
Mr. Stevens is a member of the Board of Directors of Midwest Supplies and Inman Square Capital/Advanced Network Solutions.
Leon is engaged in investments in listed and unlisted companies, as well as real estate investment through Alcarama Projects Real Estate SL. Previously, Leon founded and was CEO and CIO of BBVA AV & Partners, a company dedicated to the management of Hedge Funds (2000-2013). Leon was also Managing Director and Head of Proprietary Trading of Banco Santander (1997-2000), and Treasurer and Member of the Board of Directors of Bank Of America SA in Spain (1987-1997). Leon is a graduate of the University of Deusto (1981) and holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from IESE (1984).
Andreas Schober, born in 1954, joined HANNOVER Finanz in 1988 and has been a member of the executive board since 1996. He became chairman of the board in July 2009. He started his career in 1981 in the medical technology division of Hewlett-Packard in Böblingen, Germany. From 1986 to 1988 he was a management consultant with French strategic consultants Mars & Co. in Paris, primarily working for companies engaged in manufacturing, trade and logistics. Andreas Schober holds a diploma in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Vienna, a B.S.E.E. from the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.E.) from Stanford University, USA.
Mr. Claus von Loeper was a Member of Executive Board, Member of the Management Board, and Member of Board of Directors at Hannover Finanz GmbH. He was on the Executive Board since 1996. He joined the firm in 1991 and became a part of the management team in 1996. Mr. von Loeper was a Management Consultant at Bain & Co. from 1981 to 1983. He was Deputy Head of Central Marketing Management at Continental AG. From 1984 to 1987, he was the Director of Strategic Planning at
Born in 1966, Jürgen von Wendorff has been with the HANNOVER Finanz Group since 1998 and has been a member of the executive board since 2006. As a director of GBK Beteiligungen AG he managed the Group's stock exchange quoted investment fund from 2003 to 2006. From 1993 to 1998 he worked for Preussag AG in Hanover, Würzburg and Sheffield (GB). Following a trainee programme, he worked at Preussag head office for three years as a project manager in charge of new projects and technologies and innovation management. He acquired practical experience in plant engineering, transport and logistics. He holds a degree in engineering (Dipl. Ing.) from the Technical University of Berlin.
Mr. Egan is founder and General Partner of Alta Communications and Marion Equity Partners LLC, Massachusetts-based venture capital firms. He founded Alta's predecessor firm, Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co. in 1979, and has identified and backed several of America's leading growth companies in the information technology, life sciences, and communications industries. He was one of the first investors in Fedex Corporation and is currently part owner of the Boston Celtics. Prior to founding Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co., Mr. Egan was a Partner at TA Associates. He began his career as a Manager of Venture Capital for New England Enterprise Capital Corporation.
Mr. Egan is past President and Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association, a former Trustee of Fairfield University, a member of Wharton’s Board of Overseers, and a Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Cephalon, Inc., CRH plc, and a number of privately held companies. Mr. Egan is also a trustee of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Duniry Foundation. Mr. Egan received a degree in Economics from Fairfield University and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Finance.
Mr. Cassutt is Managing Partner of TD Investment Company, which has made investments in more than 50 private companies, and is CFO of American Security Products, a leading manufacturer of high-security safes. From 1984 to 2011, Mr. Cassutt was Co-President of Nelson Nameplate Company, a rapid prototyping and engineering support company based in Los Angeles, California. Prior to joining Nelson, Mr. Cassutt was the Controller of Bristol Corporation, the parent company of 10 manufacturing companies, from 1978 to 1984. He currently sits on the board of American Security Products, Columbia Sanitary Products and Yates & Associates Insurance Services, Inc. Mr. Cassutt received his Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of California, Irvine, and his MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
Mike is the former CEO of Croda International plc, a FTSE-100 chemicals company. He was appointed to the Board of Croda in 1995 and became Group Chief Executive at the beginning of 1999, marking the start of a long and highly successful period in the company’s history. During his tenure as CEO (1999 to 2011), Croda’s share price increased over 1,000% vs. a decline in the FTSE-100 of -5%, a 108% rise in the FTSE-250 benchmark and a 280% rise in the FTSE Chemicals index over the same period. Mike joined Croda in 1969 as a management trainee and was appointed Managing Director of Croda Singapore in 1988, Croda Application Chemicals in 1990 and Croda Chemicals in 1991. Since retiring from Croda plc in Dec 2011, Mike joined IP Group plc’s board as a senior independent director. IP Group plc helps companies to commercialise intellectual property for technology innovations, primarily from research intensive partner universities, thereby offering more than traditional venture capital investment.
Tom served as CEO of Barclays Wealth and Chairman of Barclays Americas up until May 2013. He joined Barclays in September 1996, and joined the Barclays Executive Committee in November 2009. During an 18 year career at JP Morgan, Tom held a number of roles, including Head of Fixed Income Sales, Trading and Research, and was responsible for all activities with investors in the United States. He has served on the US Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee and is a former Chair of the US Bond Market Association, a predecessor organization to SIFMA (Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association)
Mr. Lazier is Managing Partner of TD Investment Company. TD makes private equity investments, primarily in search funds. Mr. Lazier also serves as President of American Security Products, a leading manufacturer of high-security safes. He has served as Controller, Vice President of Sales and Co-President of Nelson Nameplate Company, a manufacturer of durable graphics and membrane switches based in Los Angeles, California. Prior to joining Nelson, Mr. Lazier worked as an engineer with IBM Corporation from 1982 to 1984. He is currently on the board of Nelson Nameplate Company, American Security Products, Columbia Sanitary Products and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. He has also served on the board of Glendale Memorial Hospital Foundation and the San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity. Mr. Lazier received his Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University.
Tim Ludwig is Managing Partner at Ohana Capital, a private equity firm that invests in search funds and profitable lower middle-market companies. Prior to founding Ohana Capital, Mr. Ludwig was President of a privately-held, commercial real estate company where he oversaw projects totaling over $150 million in value and led teams in asset management, acquisitions, and dispositions. Mr. Ludwig also served in a junior executive role at a middle-market manufacturing business, worked in business development at a venture-backed start-up, and began his career as a consultant with Arthur Andersen Business Consulting. He holds a BA from The College of Wooster (Phi Beta Kappa, honors) and an MBA from the Ross School at the University of Michigan, where he was a student member of the Wolverine Venture Fund.
Gerald Risk is the President of Asurion, the world’s leading provider of handset protection and other value added services to the wireless industry. Prior to serving as President, Mr. Risk was Asurion’s CFO. Since joining Asurion in 1999, Mr. Risk has been a key member of a management team that has grown the business 200 fold. Today, Asurion’s 10,000 team members serve over 200 million subscribers globally.
Prior to joining Asurion, Mr. Risk helped a wide variety of clients, from Fortune 500 firms to early stage start-ups, execute their strategic and financial plans as an investment banker with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in San Francisco, Hong Kong and New York. Mr. Risk has also worked for Hambrecht and Quist and the private investment arm of Toronto Dominion Capital.
Mr. Risk is an active mentor of entrepreneurial leaders in the for-profit and non-profit worlds. In this capacity, Mr. Risk is an active private investor and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Carillon Assisted Living (provider of assisted living services in the Southeast), HealthCPA (provider of medical expense management services for consumers), and QMC Telecom (cell tower operator in Brazil).
Mr. Risk holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar and where he served as a case writer for Jack McDonald, the Stanford Investors Professor of Finance. Mr. Risk also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce with honors from Queen’s University in Canada where he was on the Dean’s List.
Kevin Taweel is the CEO and Chairman of Asurion and NEWAsurion, the world's largest providers of technology protection services, serving many of the world's leading companies. Since co-founding Asurion in 1994, the company has grown from a 40 person operation and now employs more than 10,000 people, serving over 200 million customers worldwide. Prior to Asurion, Kevin served as Chairman and President of Mill River Corporation, an investment company. He also worked in mergers and acquisitions for the investment bank Salomon Brothers. Kevin is a member of the board of ResponseLink, a provider of personal emergency response systems. He holds a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Kevin is also a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Mr. Thorndike founded Housatonic Partners in Boston in 1994 and has been Managing Director since that time. Prior to that, Mr. Thorndike worked with T. Rowe Price Associates where he did investment research in the nascent field of business services and Walker & Company where he was named to the Board of Directors. Mr. Thorndike is a graduate of Harvard College and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a Director of Access Information Management; Alta Colleges; Continental Fire & Safety Services, LLC, Carillon Assisted Living, LLC; Liberty Towers, LLC; OASIS Group Ltd.; White Flower Farm, Inc., and a Trustee of Groton School and the College of the Atlantic.
Mr. Wasserstein is a private equity investor focusing on lower middle market services companies. Previously, Mr. Wasserstein was the founder and CEO of ArchivesOne, the third largest records management company in the United States. He successfully built ArchivesOne into a super-regional, full-service records management company before selling to Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM) in May of 2007 after 16 years of operation.
At ArchivesOne, 35 acquisitions were successfully completed to supplement growth. ArchivesOne employed 400 Team Members and had approximately 10,000 customers with total revenues of $50 million. Mr. Wasserstein graduated from Colgate University and received his MBA from New York University. He is a Trustee at Waterbury Hospital and the Connecticut Community Foundation and a board member at IPT and Ivize.
Kent Weaver is currently CEO of Progressive Home Care. Previously, Mr. Weaver held executive positions in marketing and product management for KnowledgeLINK, a venture-backed technology services company that enables channel marketing process management. Prior to this, Mr. Weaver served as a regional CFO and business analyst in Pepsico's Pizza Hut Division. Mr. Weaver began his career with Ernst & Young, where he led engagement teams in the areas of strategic formation, valuation, restructuring, and corporate finance. Mr. Weaver received his MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles with an emphasis in marketing and entrepreneurial management and a BS in finance from the University of Southern California.
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