The common thread among the dozens of transactions that we
have completed is the flexibility of our structure. We tailor
our investments to meet the needs of both selling shareholders
and operating managers. In addition, we are sensitive to the
employees and the surrounding community. Our objective is
to structure investments that cater to the interests and needs
of all parties involved.
Substantial Equity for Sellers and Management
FCP offers large ownership positions to managers
in management buyouts and buy-ins. This partnership ensures
that the management team is rewarded for the value that they
create at the helm of the company. Alternatively, FCP's recapitalizations
can be ideal for business owners who desire personal liquidity,
yet wish to participate in the growth of the business while
continuing to operate their company as they have in the past.
Retention of Operational Control by Management
FCP assists managers in strategic and financial
matters but does not assume day-to-day control. FCP endeavors
to maintain existing relationships with legal, accounting
and other advisors of each company.
Partner for Growth
While FCP does not become involved with day-to-day
management issues, we are strong partners for growth. When
desired by our management partners, we are very active in
the origination, structuring, funding and execution of add-on
acquisitions and consolidation strategies. Since 1988, we
have helped complete more than 60 add-on acquisitions.
Any shared information or discussions are
held in strict confidence. We are a private organization,
and there are no registration requirements or mandates for
public disclosure, even after a transaction is completed.
FCP has the experience and the financial
capability to quickly complete transactions. In the past,
FCP has acquired or recapitalized companies in less than 45
days. Most transactions close within 60 to 90 days from the