A MIDWEST-BASED GROWTH BUYOUT FIRM

What we do

We are a St. Louis-based growth buyout firm that invests in, partners with and grows strong, tech-enabled business and healthcare services companies. We focus on lower market transactions in which we can invest alongside aggressive, entrepreneurial teams that share our passion for growing and building great businesses.

What types of investments?

 

  • Majority ownership
  • Minority growth investment (selective)
  • Management-sponsored buyouts

How can we help?

 

  • Leadership transitions
  • Strategic acquisitions
  • Organic growth strategies
  • Infrastructure and technology investment
  • Team & culture building
  • Consulting, analytical, and marketing projects

What is our recipe
for growth?

 

  • Build “dream” teams
  • Strengthen internal systems
  • Allow for growth “experiments” and acquisitions
  • Double-down on high-potential initiatives
  • Be patient to allow time
    for success

 

 

 

 

INVEST We are focused on investing in great companies and teams with strong upside potential.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GROW Together we focuson sustainable
initiatives to grow
the value of the company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARTNER In partnership withthe management team,we provide tactical support and value.

 

 

Our investment criteria and portfolio

We invest in lower-middle market tech-enabled business and healthcare services companies with differentiated business models and niche vertical market leadership.

  • Still entrepreneurially owned/led
  • EBIT $2-$7 million
  • Strong, growing market share
  • High return on net assets (RONA)
  • Recurring revenue or repeating customer base
  • Identifiable growth potential, non-cyclical

AN IDEAL COMPANY

Our ideal target company is an acknowledged industry “thought leader” with a strong, aggressive team and identifiable growth potential.

Business services

  • Traditional and new media service providers
  • B2B outsourced process services
  • Data processing & outsourced IT services
  • High-value added specialty distribution & manufacturing

Healthcare services

  • Revenue cycle management
  • Outsourced process services
  • Healthcare information technology
  • Consumables-focused and high value-added distribution & manufacturing

 

Other niche verticals and with positive growth

and fragmented customer bases.

EXAMPLES OF TARGETED
VERTICAL MARKETS

 

Our ideal targets are industry leaders in niche vertical markets that have large, fragmented customer bases.

Our portfolio

Why partner with us

We respect Midwest entrepreneurs (like you) and share a passion for

what you’ve built, your team, and where your company is headed.

 

By pairing a professional growth investor
with a
founder/CEO of growth companies,
the Villhard brothers are the perfect complement
(we feel) to not just partner with you,
but to provide value.

Our Team

Contact us

We’d love to take a look at your business and discuss a partnership.

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A MIDWEST-BASED GROWTH BUYOUT FIRM

100 South 4th Street

Suite 550, PMB #3

St. Louis, MO  63102

314-802-6225 x700

pete@villhardgrowth.com

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