Exaltare Capital Management is a private equity firm that focuses on franchise and consumer businesses. We seek to invest not only capital, but also our expertise, energy and network in differentiated, niche leading businesses.
While we are not day-to-day operators of our portfolio companies, we are actively involved in strategic decision making and are willing to roll up our sleeves to help execute value-added initiatives.
- Strong margins reflective of a differentiated business
- EBITDA greater than $2 million for platform investments
- History of positive and stable cash flow
- Stable product not subject to obsolescence or technology risk
- Tangible and significant value proposition to the customer
- Diverse base of customers
- Demonstrable high customer retention rates
- Defensible market position and identifiable growth levers
- Stable and favorable industry dynamics
- Identifiable growth levers – either organic or through acquisition
- High barriers to entry
- Seller willing to assist in the transition of ownership
- Openness to collaborate with a value-added partner to elevate performance
- Prefer to partner with existing owner operators, but open to adding new or additional management
Our firm takes on a hands on approach partnering with founders and management teams of lower middle market companies in the following segments:
- MULTI-UNIT BUSINESSES
- Health & Wellness
- Consumer Goods
- food & beverage
- BEAUTY & Personal Care
- pet products & services
- direct to consumer
Exaltare’s principals value integrity and their potential partners’ time. We place a premium on direct, honest communication and negotiation. We believe that this sets the stage for a more effective longer-term partnership with less wasted time and risk.
Given our commitment to the success of our portfolio companies, we are willing to help in any way to advance their business. We also have the experience and ability to contribute in areas where most lower-middle-market firms lack dedicated resources.
At Exaltare, we believe that adding value is our most important contribution. We aim to add value in the following ways:
- Strategic planning for rapid expansion
- Acquisition strategy/execution
- Experience serving in senior operating roles and deep network of Operating Affiliates
- IT implementation
- Management team development
- Market expansion
- Capital allocation and financing expertise to drive growth
We are highly aligned with our partner businesses. We only invest in a select number of transactions and dedicate significant time, energy, and resources to the success of our partner businesses. We succeed only when our partner businesses succeed.
Exaltare is led by private equity professionals with over 20 years of direct private equity experience at leading private equity firms. The principals also have operating experience running private equity backed companies. Further, our network of operating affiliates offers decades of experience in select sectors.
We invest more than capital. While we typically will not be involved in the day-to-day operations of our partner businesses, we look to play a hands-on role through active board participation and providing financial and, if appropriate, operational support to execute a value creation plan.