Speyside Equity is an operationally focused private equity firm that has been successfully investing in manufacturing-related businesses since 2005.
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Michigan ● Finance ● Medium Business ● Founded 2005
Speyside Equity was formed to bring an operationally intensive approach to investing in manufacturing businesses within the specialty chemicals, food/ingredients, and metal-forming sectors. We target companies with a history of revenue and positive EBITDA, a defensible position in their respective markets, and a core of capable management that remains post-investment. We prefer situations where there are opportunities to leverage the team’s operating expertise to improve operating performance and create sustainable long-term value.
We are comfortable investing in spin-offs from carve-outs of large multinational businesses, industry consolidations, or family-owned businesses. Target investments typically have revenues between US$20 million to US$300 million range, dependent on the industry, and are valued between US$20 million to US$200 million. Ideally, target businesses should be headquartered in the United States or Western Europe.
Our financial and managerial expertise enables us to quickly analyze situations to assess value, structure and negotiate transactions, and implement focused operating plans that keep companies liquid and rapidly enhancing their long-term prospects.
Departments Open for Collaboration
Mergers & AcquisitionsFor your reference, we've included some sample project ideas below. We encourage educators to mix-and-match components from various departments so that the projects are cross functional in nature. In all cases, we customize the projects based on company goals and course teaching objectives.
Industry M&A Temperature Check
- What makes the company unique compared to competitors in their industry?
- Review existing data and current plans. Analyze the opportunities that the company is considering through strategic company interviews with key stakeholders.
- Hypothesize potential synergies with other players in the market. Is this market ripe for consolidation? How are you making that assessment?
- What benefits would these mergers and/or acquisitions present for the company?
- Competitor (or Target List) Analysis
- Who are main competitors in the market?
- What unique offerings does each competitor have? How does the company product, service, and brand compare to these companies?
- Do any of these competitors see reasonable to acquire? Do any of them seem ripe to acquire you?
- Create a detailed profile of each competitor in the industry with a buy/sell assessment.
- Merger or Acquisition Simulation
- Select a company and walk through the procedure of exploring a merger or acquisition. What are the costs, benefits, and likelihood of success with this potential transaction?
- Would this potential merger or acquisition be beneficial to your host company if it were successful? Why or why not?
- What key strategies would you use to initiate OR implement that merger or acquisition?