Graue Mill Partners, LLC ("GMP") is a private equity firm which assists entrepreneurs and existing owner-operators plan and fund investments in attractive small and middle-market businesses. We have a particular interest in working with Search Fund Entrepreneurs to identify, acquire and operate companies which face changing circumstances due to divergent shareholder interests, operational and/or financial constraints, or strategic challenges which would benefit from a renewed ownership structure and incremental management talent. GMP forms close partnerships with these entrepreneurs and owner-operators to help develop strategy, build management teams, execute business plans and establish the proper capital structure for both internal and acquisition related growth. Our style is highly participatory and results oriented, focused on the development and successful implementation of company-specific strategic plans to achieve optimal growth and value creation. GMP actively seeks to partner with established Search Funds (http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/ces/resources/search_funds.html) to assist entrepreneurs throughout the search, structuring and oversight of attractive business investments in a broad range of industries.
GMP is a partnership of seasoned operating and investment executives who have built successful businesses and generated significant financial returns in a number of industry sectors. Its partners actively assist search fund entrepreneurs and owner-operators in qualifying new investment opportunities, properly structuring those investments and in leading the strategic development process for optimal growth and value enhancement. Significantly, GMP is uniquely positioned to leverage an extensive network of relationships across multiple sectors to bring both the human and financial wherewithal necessary to properly position attractive businesses for growth and ensure that investment strategies can be executed as planned.
Through its Advisory Board, which is comprised of a select group of accomplished, committed business leaders, GMP leverages its ability to originate, create and manage attractive investments in privately held businesses. The advisory board actively assists the firm in sourcing and evaluating prospective investments and provides an enormous resource to our search fund and owner-operator partners.
What we ARE:
- A unique combination of proven owner/operators, financial advisors and investors, employing "hands on" leadership, considerable transaction experience and private equity capital to increase and realize shareholder value.
- Partners with entrepreneurs/owner-operators throughout the search, acquisition and operation of each new business investment.
- Co-investors with management in every business investment.
What we are NOT:
- A traditional advisory firm without capital and motivated strictly by fees.
- A traditional private equity firm with rigid investment parameters.