The principals of Slate have significant experience in both running small-to-mid-sized companies and investing in leveraged buyout transactions. Slate’s primary areas of focus include business services, distribution, light manufacturing, and food & beverage investments.
Slate targets companies with annual EBITDA of $3-15 million.
We are flexible as to structure and will consider transactions involving growth capital, acquisition capital, management buyouts, leveraged acquisitions, recapitalizations, ownership restructuring of family controlled businesses, and shareholder liquidity events.
Our approach is to acquire/invest in one or two new companies per year and focus on their success, rather than striving for a larger volume of deals and a “portfolio” return. The Slate professionals are deeply involved with our portfolio companies – this involvement can range from a full-time management position to being an active board member.
The Slate principals invest their own capital alongside their investors, who are mostly wealthy individuals and family offices. As such, our capital is patient, and we are comfortable with much longer holding periods than typical private equity funds.