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Exit Values

This is our focal point – the one metric that best defines our contributions to our clients’ value creation efforts. In fact, since our founding in 2003, more than 75 private equity-owned portfolio companies have realized successful exits, with strong cash-on-cash and IRR returns.

Each client engagement begins with a meeting with management and the deal team, where we create a vision of the business in five years, featuring specific revenue and EBITDA objectives. From there, we work backward to our current position and build a plan that guides the business toward its maximum potential.

Starting with the end in mind ensures that our strategic and tactical thinking reaches as far as possible and this, in turn, leads to maximum value creation. The following successful exits are a representative sample of our single-minded commitment to our clients’ success:

Portfolio Company Seller Sponsor Date
Wolf Gordon Saw Mill Capital May 2024
Ingredients Plus Graycliff Partners April 2024
MDC Interior Solutions Shoreview April 2024
Modern Hire The Riverside Company May 2023
Sullivans Fort Point Capital February 2023
Tranzonic Companies PNC Riverarch Capital August 2022
West Star Aviation Norwest Equity Partners March 2022
Lexipol The Riverside Company November 2021
G5 Milestone Partners
& Peak Equity
August 2021
3Phase Elevator Fort Point Capital June 2021
Greenphire The Riverside Company May 2021
BBG Real Estate Services Silver Oak Services Partners January 2021
Cholula Hot Sauce L Catterton November 2020
Pine Environmental Services Saw Mill Capital January 2020

Value Creation

A proven methodology for top-
and bottom-line growth

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

Having facilitated workshops to originate growth strategies for many subordinate operating units and companies, I was initially skeptical about any true value I might realize by engaging a third-party consultant, that I could not produce through my own leadership.

Eddie was completely understanding of this line of thought but successfully encouraged me to recognize that I might bring greater value as a participant, than as the facilitator. This proved to not only be true but to be an essential insight.

Eddie’s respectful and engaging style, coupled with his keen insight into the nuances of private equity, drove a deep, honest and meaningful evaluation of our business by our management team. He helped us to develop a strategy aligned with both the shorter-term interests of our financial sponsor and the longer-term growth and sustainability interests of our company. The outcome wouldn’t have been as consequential without our partnership with Eddie and Apex Growth Strategies.”

— Greg Rzonca
Chief Executive Officer

Realized successful exit in January 2020
Seller: Saw Mill Capital
Acquirer: ACON Investments