We have significant flexibility to structure transactions that meet the needs of entrepreneurs. Our permanent capital base allows us to put the business first and not be subject to fund lifecycles or arbitrary timelines that breed decisions which may not be in the company’s best interest.
We recognize that each business brings unique characteristics that require a targeted, specialized approach. ECC’s investment and operating professionals work with management to create the right solutions that optimize performance.
We have access to a deep bench of experienced operators within our market who offer strategic guidance backed by years of operational and managerial experience. Access to industry contacts at Fortune 1000 companies and leading corporations also consistently generates organic opportunities that contribute to the continued growth of business.
We understand that identifying the best overall solution for each client is the primary mandate of any advisor. Finding a buyer that is aligned with the objectives of your client is often just as important as valuation. Reputation matters and we believe working with an investment firm that is fair and transparent provides certainty and a better outcome for all parties. Our heritage and experienced team seek to provide a superior solution for business owners.
We are experienced investors who know what it takes to be successful in the lower-middle market. We partner with successful business owners and managers to provide liquidity today and create stronger, more valuable companies in the future.
We are responsive throughout this process to ensure alignment and promote certainty. We are selective and, as a result, have high conviction with regard to the opportunities we choose to pursue. We are often able to submit offers not subject to third-party financing contingencies, allowing us to put our best foot forward and maintain process momentum.
Our firm’s permanent capital structure allows for creative capital and financing solutions for unique situations. Our team conducts meticulous due diligence to figure out the most advantageous solution for both the company and ECC that is well-aligned with both parties’ interests.
We welcome opportunities to partner with top-tier independent sponsors and experienced operators using structured debt and equity arrangements that align the interests of the independent sponsor and ECC. Our solutions, which combine friendly debt with a tranche of equity, simplify the transaction and can provide favorable sponsor economics relative to traditional capital structures.