Guide focuses on the following sectors where our principals have extensive expertise:
- Consumer products and retail
- Business services
- Industrial and manufacturing
Our focus is on providing growth equity to allow a business to accelerate or support its organic growth or provide capital for an acquisition. Guide will also consider recapitalizations where certain of the proceeds provide liquidity for existing shareholders. Generally, we would not be interested in a transaction where the existing management team was cashing out and leaving the business. Guide would back existing management to buyout passive owners.
Size and Structure
Guide prefers companies that have EBITDA from $2 -10 million that have demonstrated consistent growth. In all cases, we want to partner with strong management teams.
Guide seeks to invest $2-10 million per investment. We have relationships with family offices and institutional capital which allow us to structure much larger investments.
Guide is flexible with respect to the form of our investment (i.e. convertible debt, debt with warrants, preferred equity, convertible preferred, etc.).