Proven experience for private equity portfolio companies that leads to strong exit values

Since our founding in 2003, we’ve had the privilege of working with over 150 companies, spanning a wide range of industry verticals, go-to-market models and operational/delivery methods. We’ve supported owner-founder, first-time private equity and highly experienced institutionally funded management teams and their boards by developing comprehensive strategic plans.

Our services include strategic planning, exit planning, business development and due diligence assignments. We focus on value creation, defining our exit valuation objectives and a timeline, and then creating a strategic plan. These specific valuations and end points give our work clarity, accountability and a sense of urgency.

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Value Creation

A proven methodology for top-
and bottom-line growth

APEX Intro Video

Eddie Binder, Apex Growth Strategies
Principal, talks about the planning process
and results you can expect.

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Recently Completed Engagements & News

KeyImpact Sales & Systems — Independent foodservice and packaging and supplies, sales and marketing agency [Business Services, B2B]. Board-approved strategic plan.
Portfolio company of Prospect Hill Growth Partners
March 2021

Boll & Branch — Leading designer and DTC marketer of fair-trade organic cotton home goods [Consumer Products, B2C]. Board-approved strategic plan.
Portfolio company of L Catterton
February 2021

Gerard Daniel Worldwide — Leading manufacturer and distributor of wire mesh and related wire products [Industrial, B2B]. Board-approved strategic plan framework.
Portfolio company of Graycliff Partners
February 2021

Street Smart — Rents and sells specialized traffic safety equipment, providing service and technology for intelligent work zones [Business Services, B2B]. Board-approved strategic plan framework.
Portfolio company of Carlson Private Capital Partners
February 2021

LMG Holdings — Leading provider of ignition interlock devices [Specialty Manufacturing & Distribution, B2B/B2C]. Board-approved strategic plan.
Portfolio company of The Riverside Company
February 2021

Stat PADS — Full-service AED program management and safety company [Business Services, B2B]. Board-approved strategic plan framework.
Portfolio company Uinta Capital (search fund)
January 2021

InVita Healthcare Technologies — Provider of software solutions for blood collection centers, plasma donation center, and hospitals [Software, B2B]. Board-approved strategic plan.
Portfolio company of The Riverside Company
December 2020

Cardinal — Manufacturer and distributor of glass and metal products [Building Products, B2B]. Board-approved strategic plan.
Portfolio company of The Riverside Company
September 2020

DPIS Builder Services — Multi-regional provider of outsourced engineering, inspection, energy efficiency and quality assurance services to single-family homebuilders [Building Services, B2B]. Board-approved strategic plan.
Portfolio company of Saw Mill Capital
June 2020

InVita Healthcare Technologies — Provider of software solutions for blood collection centers, plasma donation centers, and hospitals [Software, B2B]. Product portfolio review, analysis and recommendations.
Portfolio company of The Riverside Company
June 2020

MDC Interior Solutions — National provider of vertical interior surfaces, including specialty and digitally printed wallcoverings [Building Products, B2B]. Board-approved strategic plan.
Portfolio company of Shoreview Industries
March 2020

SweetenersPlus — Manufacturer and distributor of liquid and dry sweeteners for the food and beverage industry [Industrial, B2B]. Board-approved strategic plan framework.
Portfolio company of Graycliff Partners
January 2020

Thermal Process Holdings — Provider of heat-treating services [Industrial, B2B]. Board-approved add-on acquisition strategy.
Portfolio company of Calvert Street Capital Partners
December 2019

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Testimonials and Endorsements

Looking back, the day we started working with Eddie was a tipping point for our Company. He was the right strategic partner at the right time, helping us streamline our thought and work process to create a clear, but focused, long-range strategic plan. In many ways, Eddie's support, not just for me as a CEO but our entire executive team, has been instrumental in our evolution from 'scrappy startup' to a highly focused growth Company. Inside of a year since our initial engagement, our whole team feels a strong sense of directed purpose, the results have been meaningfully positive, and an ambitious long-range plan feels more achievable than ever.”

Scott Tannen Founder & CEO

Current Portfolio Company of L Catterton

As a relatively new CEO to our business in the midst of an industry-challenging pandemic, it was especially important to me to find the right person to help me develop our go-forward strategic plan. There is no question that Eddie Binder was the right person. He jumped right in and learned a great deal about our business. He listened, but also was able to challenge long-standing norms within the company and the industry, in general. This approach was both productive and refreshing. In many ways, Eddie routinely went above and beyond the call of duty. We actually asked Eddie to interface with our internal team, our Board of Directors, and even some select clients. Those interactions were instrumental in the final outcome, which was a comprehensive 3-year strategic plan that is a bit of stretch, but also easy to understand and implement. I view Eddie as a trusted partner in this process and, as such, am quite bullish on the near and long-term strategic direction of the organization.”

Neil Johnson CEO

Current Portfolio Company of Prospect Hill Growth Partners

Sweeteners Plus was a successful business run by a founder-owner when purchased by private equity and had a management team that reflected its past priorities and practices. We needed to build a strategy relevant to creating value as defined by our new investors. This program would only be successful if the management team understood the factors that create value, agreed with the strategy and bought into their role and responsibilities in executing the plan. Eddie led us through a straightforward and efficient process that brought all management team members along and allowed us to define a new strategy and a plan for its execution – with little of the pain that can come from such a transformational change of direction. I’m pleased to report that 18 months later the plan is well underway, and we’re exceeding the goals that we set during the strategic planning process. Thanks, Eddie.”

Jonathan Bamberger
Executive Chair

Current Portfolio Company of Graycliff Partners

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